Ezequiel Zeballos gives the thumbs up after a successful operation in a San Isidro clinic.
The Boca Juniors striker Exequiel Zeballosseriously injured in the Copa Argentina match that Mouth beat Agropecuario in Salta, on Friday he was visited by the player who injured him, the defender Milton Leyendekerand then he left the clinic where he was hospitalized.
“Zeballos surprised me, he’s a great guy, he was very saddened by what had happened, he wanted to see it. I apologized, I came for this “, explained Leyendeker speaking with the media stationed at the clinic where the man from Santiago was hospitalized.
In this context, 24-year-old Leyendeker from Santa Fe approached the Trinidad Sanatoriumfrom San Isidro, and after spending half an hour at the front door, he received permission to go to Zeballos’s room at 8:20 am.
“I noticed it with great encouragement, welcomed me very well And I have only words of thanks. I was distressed when I learned about the medical part of Exequiel, I was not interested in anything else, not even the sanction they would give me “, added the defender.
Milton Leyendeker, the Agropecuario defender who hit Zeballos and saw a red card. Photo: Capture TV.
The defender, to whom the pass belongs Newell’s old boys and is on loan to Agriculturalof the First Nationalcommitted a disqualifying foul on Zeballos at 6 minutes of the start of the match played against Boca in Salta, which led him to leave the field, subsequently transferred to the hospital, and as soon as the surgery returned to Buenos Aires.
“Zeballos told me these are things that can happen, that he knows there were no bad intentions and that left me calm, he was really worried,” concluded Leyendeker.
The young man, discharged around 9:30 am, was operated on by the doctor Giorgio Battista in the right leg tibia and fibula joint (doctors reported that he suffered a distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury with ankle ligament injury) and will be inactive for four to six months, meaning he will no longer play this year.