Los Pumas’ infirmary in the Rugby Championship: 17 injuries in the tournament

Los Pumas' infirmary in the Rugby Championship: 17 injuries in the tournament

In the previous game of the Rugby Championship, in which Los Pumas accumulate five falls in the same presentation of matches, the Argentine team added its 17th injury so far in the tournament: Santiago Cordero and Facundo Gigena could not be taken into account for the match against Australia.

Mario Ledesma had a significant number of casualties on his team throughout the southern hemisphere contest. In the albiceleste presentation against South Africa, it was Facundo Isa the physically affected. The third row suffered a sprain to his right knee with an injury to the external ligament complex and returned to France to continue his recovery. At the same time, Matías Moroni suffered a torn right quadriceps.

Prior to the second crossing with the world champions, Carlos Muzzio he was diagnosed with an acromioclavicular sprain. Already in Australia and with the team training in isolation, there were three players who suffered some type of injury: Santiago Mare the right anterior rectus was torn, Nicolas Sanchez the left anterior rectus and Santiago Carreras had a strain on the left soleus.

In the first match against New Zealand, Jerónimo De La Fuente (tear in the left adductor), Rodrigo Bruni (trauma to the shoulder), Facundo Gigena (muscle overload in the right calf), again Sanchez (left ankle sprain) and Baptist Delguy (right hamstring tear) were physically affected in Los Pumas. In turn, during a week of training, Ignacio Ruiz suffered a grade 1 injury to the soleus muscle and Matias Orlando an exacerbation of your pubalgia.

For the end of the Rugby Championship against Australia, Mario Ledesma suffered three new casualties: Tomás Lezana (right femoral biceps tear), Santiago Cordero (nose fracture) and Facundo Gigena (acromioclavicular sprain).

Finally, it is worth noting that Mario Ledesma could not count on for the Rugby Championship with Thomas Cubelli, who injured his wrist and had to undergo surgery. At the same time, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and Francisco Gomez Kodela they returned to their clubs after the two games against the Springboks.

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