Attilico de MadridTOKoke ampla plague of injuries that has no end this season
LSimeone face when Koke approached the band just after scoring the third goal of the triumph of last Saturday at The Alcoraz declined everything. Both covered their mouths with their hands as is usual in football today.But it was not necessary to read the lips to interpret what was happening.Less when, after a reaction on horseback between disbelief and resignation, the technician gave up, looked up at the crner where he warmed up all the kid with which he had to complete the bench and made the sign that Vctor Mollejo will prepare. Lesin, another one, in plain sight.
It will be on the return to work yesterday when it will be announced that the worst omens have been fulfilled.Previous to the Clinic University of Navarra to undergo the relevant medical tests, KokeIt becomes the sixth man of the nurse. The day in which he played 400 games defending the Atletico's shirt had not only paid off with a goal and an assist, but also brought a grade I muscle injury to the front of his right thigh.
Gajes of the office if it were not because it was the thirty-third injury of a red-and-white player in this course, which will have to join three other medical mishaps that also caused casualties:the strong abdominal pain that left K.0. to Lucas in full concentration in the night before to be measured at Eibar in the Metropolitan, the operation that Gelson Martins underwent to correct the deviation in the nostrils that caused respiratory difficulties and associated diseases or the pharyngo-tonsillitis that Kalinic suffered last weekend, coinciding with his wait to find a destination in this market.
Beyond these three unforeseen anecdotes, the diagnosis of the Atlatico reveals an evident problem from the physical point of view, since while the traumatic injuries -product of the inherent contact in soccer-they are 11, the muscular ones rise up to double, a whopping 22. In fact, of the 15 players who have gone through Doctor Celada's surgery, up to 11 have done so on occasion due to some problem of this type. Koke himself, without going any further, was already in the dry dock for 23 days in November because of an edema.
However, it has not been Koke, far from it, with whom more injuries have been primed. In this chapter, Gimnez,Diego Costa and Vitolo take the cake of misfortune. The Uruguayan, for the five muscular injuries that have kept him up to 82 dayssection of the competition. The Spaniard, for the two that preceded his problems in the fifth metatarsal of the left foot that forced him to go through the surgery in December putting his participation in the first leg of the Champions League tie against Juventus in serious risk. The canary, on the other hand,for the myofascial injury suffered seven days ago, just after becoming the best team signing, after having started the course with a sprain in the knee in the first league match that did not fully overcome until the end of October.
Beyond the evil that seems to pursue the Attico, the analysis of the situation does not seem to offer too many solutions to understand that the added burden that the World Cup meant for many players, the lack of a period to conduct a preseason as usual – the biggest part was completed by homegrown internationals on vacation-and the composition of a short template that prevents sharing efforts -Koke, for example,leg to play the 90 minutes up in the sixteenth of the Cup against Sant Andreu– they are the main causes of this plague of injuries.
Matters the three that, not detected have remedy, with what is assumed every mishap that may arise -in this sense the elimination in the Cup was a relief- and confathat both the versatility of those who are healthy and the irruptionof the quarry allow to continue reinventing party to match.