The smiles continue River. The day after the victory over Huracán al Ducó, which allowed him to maintain the leadership in the Professional League, four points above San Lorenzo, his escort, Martín Demichelis has received another piece of good news. Matías Kranevitter played short-term football for the first time this year and his return to the pitch is getting closer and closer.
On a sunny Monday morning, in keeping with the climate of the River Plate area, the coaching staff decided to open the doors of the Ezeiza RiverCamp so that the press could testify and take pictures. It was going to be 15 minutes, but it ended up stretching throughout the practice.
Thus, it was possible to observe football works in small spaces, in which Kranevitter took part. In this way the central midfielder has already entered the last phase of his recovery. And it is expected that between the end of April and the beginning of May he will be able to play again.
Three and a half months after surgery for a fractured fibula and torn ligaments in his right ankle, a consequence of the serious injury sustained on his return to the club on 22 December in a friendly against Unión La Calera, Colo is taking steps bigger and bigger to make his comeback.
I had already started fieldwork with a kinesiologist a month ago. He ran, braked, moved, tried his leg, encouraged to make contact with the ball. And now what I most expected has arrived: playing football.
Meanwhile Demichelis looks at him out of the corner of his eye and is thrilled to be able to add him soon, bearing in mind that the triple match is already here. And River will play many matches between the League, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Argentina. And Kranevitter can be an essential piece.
“Kranevitter is doing very well compared to the times, the important thing here is that there are no setbacks and he is evolving in time, in tune, I hadn’t done the entire workout but most of it. When there is more intensity and more pain, we do it. But now he’s entering the stage where he can do all the training. He is a player we need, he is coming a series of travel and wear and he would lend us a hand once he is healed, ”said Demichelis of the “Colo”, which was the first addition of the era of him.
And now, no doubt, his return will be a reinforcement for River. At 29, Colo is in full swing, apart from the unfortunate injury suffered, and will be fundamental for Demichelis. At first, the coach had thought of him as a partner of Enzo Pérez in a 4-2-3-1 or as the only central midfielder in other systems, both in a 4-1-3-2 and in a 4- 1-4 -1.
kranevittergiven its experience and its characteristics, can play with Enzo Pérez and he could also do it with Rodrigo Aliendro, with a nice gift, in case the man from Mendoza has to rest. In this way, Demichelis can revive his central midfielders, as his other player in that position in the squad, Bruno Zuculini, is recovering from a longer injury: a torn left knee.
With Kranevitter, the coach will once again have a natural high five in the squad, and will be able to better handle the excessive demand from Enzo Pérez, the leader and captain who needs special care at 37, and Aliendro, a player of all ages grounds , which wears out on the playing field.
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