The tests that were carried out this Thursday morning by the footballers and members of the coaching staff gave the expected results: there are no infections. Except for Nacho Fernández, Gallardo has everyone available.
After the swabs this Thursday morning, the results did not take long to arrive and there was good news for River: all the PCR tests performed on both the players as well as the members of the coaching staff and staff were negative. For this reason, with the exception of Ignacio Fernández, injured, Marcelo Gallardo has the entire squad for this Saturday’s match against Rosario Central, which will be played at the Libertadores de América stadium from 9:15 p.m.
Minutes before the start of morning training at the River Camp, the delegation underwent tests to detect if there were cases of coronavirus, as established in the sanitary protocol of the Professional Football League.
After a practice that included physical exercises of strength and aerobic capacity, there were no surprises in the diagnoses. The only bad news was that a local canchero tested positive again and remains isolated.
Now, the biggest question is who will be the replacement for Nacho. The left-hander could not complete the game against Banfield due to a strong muscular discomfort and hours later it was confirmed that he suffered a small tear in the left anterior rectus.
This injury will require between 15 and 21 days of recovery and the great objective is that he can arrive in the best way to the first leg of the eighth of the Copa Libertadores against Athletico Paranaense, which will be played on Tuesday, November 24 in Brazil.
Beyond that Doll knows that he will lose a fundamental and irreplaceable player due to the characteristics of the Brain, Santiago Sosa has the most chips to start against the Drill.
So far this semester, the two times that Fernández had to leave the field damaged (against Liga de Quito he had suffered a blow to the knee), the 21-year-old midfielder took his place. Will he start or will the DT put a surprise? Zuculini? Carrascal?
Waiting for the list of summoned for the clash against him You bastard, the squad will return to training this Friday from 6 pm at the River Camp and then will be concentrated at the Hotel Faena.