River Plate’s day in the League Tournament, after its triumph against Platense, was not completely happy. It is that with a goal from Julián Álvarez, River Plate won its match and took another step towards the title. The Millionaire was nine units from Talleres de Córdoba, with 12 points in dispute (something that finally happened) and could celebrate the championship next Thursday if he wins the classic against Racing Club at the Monumental stadium and the T does not beat Gimnasia and Fencing La Plata this Tuesday.
But Enzo Pérez, one of the emblems of Gallardo’s team, was replaced at the beginning of the complement after suffering a left elbow dislocation, the same injury that Javier Pinola suffered, and is out for the remainder of the season. As reported from the club’s medical department, Enzo will have three months of recovery.
ℹ️ [Parte médico] Enzo Pérez: left elbow dislocation.
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The gestures of pain (and also discomfort) of the 35-year-old midfielder from Mendoza and how he burst into tears on the substitutes bench, seconds after being replaced by Bruno Zuculini, were clearly seen.
It is not the only sensitive loss that Marcelo Gallardo will suffer in the face of the classic at home next Thursday against Racing Club. Milton Casco and Bruno Zuculini will not be able to play either due to the accumulation of yellow cards. In this way, the chances that Leonardo Ponzio will return to the titular cast grow.
“We will have to wait for the results and for the doctors to evaluate the studies. It is an elbow dislocation and the remainder of the year is over. Bad luck. It’s the second episode we have, last time with Pinola and today with Enzo. Unfortunately things continue to happen, you have to be calm and think about your recovery, “said Marcelo Gallardo at the press conference.