The defender was infected with Covid-19 through close contact and his discharge changes Marcelo Gallardo’s plans.
Bad news for Marcelo Gallardo and for River. The defender Milton Helmet He tested positive for coronavirus and will lose, in principle, the game that his team will play on Thursday against San Pablo in Morumbí, in the restart of the action of the Copa Libertadores.
Is about a sensitive low for him Doll and that perhaps explains the inclusion of Paraguayan Jorge Moreira in the good faith list of 29 players given by the coach.
Casco, who had his position secured in the left sector of the defense, will now have to wait between 10 and 15 days to get a medical discharge.
How did you get it? “Following close contact with symptoms, Milton Casco was tested this afternoon and tested positive for Covid-19. The player is isolated and without presenting symptoms, ”River reported through a medical report posted on his official Twitter account.
Goalkeeper Enrique Bologna had also had close contact with a relative with coronavirus. In addition, the entire campus will be swabbed during the weekend.
Casco’s is the second contagion in River’s professional team since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. The first case was that of the archer Ezekiel Centurion, who tested positive after the tests that the professional team of the Núñez club underwent in the first days of August, with a view to returning from training.
Centurión, born in 1997 in the Rio Negro town of Cipolletti, had been promoted by Gallardo last season, although he has not yet added minutes in the First Division and has still not obtained a medical discharge. In fact, Centurión was not included among the 29 who will be able to play in the Copa Libertadores.
His fourth goalkeeper place, behind Franco Armani, Germán Lux and Bologna, was taken by Franco Petroli, another youth who brings a good record from the lower divisions.
The positive of goalkeeping coach Adrián Olivieri had also jumped, whose contagion altered the routine in the frustrated bubble of Ezeiza and forced to change the programming of the coaching staff, in addition to forcing a massive preventive testing with swabs for everyone.
Without the possibility of having Casco, Gallardo now adds another doubt in the defense for the duel in Morumbí. It is that Gonzalo Montiel and Lucas Martínez Quarta – in the last hours an offer arrived from Celta de Vigo that River considered insufficient – have their place assured, but it remains to define who will be the other central defender (Robert Rojas, Javier Pinola and Paulo Díaz fight for the vacant and the one that is best shaping up is the Paraguayan) and who will wear the helmet suit, now ruled out due to its positive for Covid-19.