“Today begins another battle that life puts on me and that I will overcome once again”, Thus began the tweet that Chimy Ávila published a few minutes after confirming his anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee.
Three days before being able to play an official match again after 8 months of work and sacrifice to get out of his previous injury, the Argentine experienced in his own flesh how your worst nightmare can repeat itself.
At 9:00 p.m. this Wednesday, Club Atlético Osasuna confirmed through a statement that its star striker, just out of the same injury, but in his left leg, fell again after an unfortunate crash during training for yesterday in Tajonar.
Osasuna loses again the most anticipated ‘signing’ of the summer to start a season that was already assumed complicated by not having an audience in the stadiums, but at the same time beautiful as it is the centenary of the rojillo club and the premiere of the new Sadar.
One of the people who most awaited the return of Chimy was Jagoba Arrasate, who will have to forget his striker for several months and think about how to supply the goals, assists and character that the Argentine ensures on the green.
The Navarrese already know what it is like to play 17 games without Ávila last season, something that they will not only have to put into practice again, but almost certainly extend the entire season.
The one from Rosario had already added this preseason a total of 157 minutes divided into friendlies against Mirandés (32 ‘), Alavés (45’), Eibar (65 ‘) and Real Sociedad (15’), so Ávila was in the final stretch of his recovery.
In all these games, the former Huesca player had set good performances showing that he was physically well in addition to having the confidence to go to the clash in the divided balls or win deep balls with the corresponding sprint.
All this represents a severe setback for the Navarrese entity, since in addition to losing a forward with a lot of gunpowder who last year billed 9 goals until his injury, he will have to sign another forward or finally stay with Juan Villar, a footballer who still seems that will come out.
Since the extent of his injury was known, colleagues, fans and other clubs have shown their love and encouragement for the attacker.
The rojillos Lucas Torró, Torres, Enric Gallego or Aridane or the ex-unionist Fran Mérida remembered him on social networks and sent him strength in the first hours of the news.
From Watford came a message of encouragement from one of his best friends in Osasuna last season, Pervis Estupiñán. The Ecuadorian published: “Much strength, my friend, I know that you are a warrior and that you will come out of this.”
The forwards of Getafe and Betis, ‘Cucho’ Hernández and Borja Iglesias or Sergio Asenjo and Toni Lato, also had a gesture with the red striker, as well as different Spanish clubs.