It is one of the reinforcements that the DT trusted the most and will miss at least the two games against the Tucuman and the debut in the Professional League Cup.
Lucas Pusineri received bad news this Friday. Not so much because of the tough cross against Atlético Tucumán that the South American Cup draw gave Independiente, but because Ezequiel Muñoz, one of the reinforcements in which the coach has the most expectations, was injured and will miss at least the two games against the tucumanos and the debut in the Professional League Cup.
During the training session this Friday in Villa Domínico, in which the players carried out tactical work, the central defender suffered a sprain in his right knee that will marginalize him from the first official commitments of his team in the restart of official activity.
The 30-year-old defender, who joined the loan at the end of September until December 2021, had added his first minutes on Saturday, in the friendly that the substitutes of the Red they lost 2 to 1 to Banfield at Libertadores de América (then the starters fell 3 to 2).
Pusineri’s plan was for the former Boca, Lanús, Palermo, Sampdoria, Genoa and Leganés player to start next week in Avellaneda. However, now he will have to turn to Alexander Barboza as Alan Franco’s partner in the center of defense.
In principle, Muñoz must remain inactive for at least two weeks, so he will not only be missing in the two games against Atlético Tucumán, but also in the first match of the Professional League Cup against Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero.
In this way, the defender joins Alan So Señora and Gastón Togni, who are training differently and are not yet fully available to the coach.