Boca’s Professional Soccer Medical Department released the medical report of Eduardo Salvio, who had to be replaced in the victory against Newell’s.
In their social networks, Xeneize reported that Toto suffered a grade 2 injury to the hamstring muscle of his right leg, which normally requires a three week recovery and his presence against Inter de Porto Alegre in CONMEBOL Libertadores is in doubt.
Eduardo Salvio: grade 2 injury to the hamstring muscle of the right leg.
Professional Football Medical Department pic.twitter.com/VZMDEIGvLT
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Let us remember that the player came out 81 minutes into the match against Leprosy in Coloso Marcelo Bielsa with visible gestures of having an annoyance and on Monday, Scaloni left him out of the list of summoned for the double date of Qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru.
Miguel Ángel Russo will have to think of a replacement for the matches that the former Benfica of the Professional League Cup will miss, but with his eyes always set on the first leg of the second round of CONMEBOL Libertadores on November 25 against Inter in Brazil.
The Boca coach has four alternatives to replace Toto Salvio, where two imply a change of scheme. The names that Russo and his coaching staff have in mind are ‘Pol’ Fernández, Nicolás Capaldo, Sebastián Villa and Gonzalo Maroni. The latter was the one who entered the game against Newell’s after the injury.
If the recovery ends up demanding three weeks, in addition to the CONMEBOL Libertadores match, Salvio would miss the Professional League Cup matches against Talleres and Lanús. The good news is that he could come to face Inter for the second leg of the round of 16 at La Bombonera.