Midfielder may miss Corinthians for up to two months due to injury to the meniscus in his right knee
the sock Renato Augusto was submitted, this Tuesday, to an arthroscopy due to the medial meniscal injury that he suffered in his right knee during the duel with Liverpool-URU, last Thursday. After the operation, performed by doctor Joaquim Grava and his team at Hospital São Luiz, in São Paulo, the 35-year-old player starts treatment this Wednesday.
“Hey guys. First of all, I’d like to thank all the messages I’ve received these days. The surgery was a success and everything went well. I’ll be back even stronger. Thank you so much for everyone’s love. And go, Corinthians”, said the midfielder in a video recorded at the hospital and published on his social networks.
Renato was injured right at the start of the match in Montevideo, won 3-0 by the alvinegro team. With a long history of injuries throughout his career, he had just recovered from a strain on the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, a problem that left him out of Corinthians commitments for a month, until he returned in his debut for Libertadores.
Without the presence of the midfielder, Fernando Lázaro completed Corinthians’ preparation for the clash with Remo, scheduled for 9:30 pm this Wednesday, in Mangueirão, for the first round of the third phase of the Copa do Brasil. Right-back Rafael had pain in the posterior muscle of his left thigh and did not participate in the activities, as well as defender Balbuena, who has been doing specific work to control the load. Defender Caetano and forward Júnior Moraes are still in transition.
Lázaro may spare some starting players, since, after this Wednesday’s game, the alvinegro team will face Cruzeiro, on Sunday, for the opening round of the Brasileirão, before receiving Argentino Juniors at Neo Química Arena, next Wednesday, on the 19th, in a game for the second round of the Libertadores. Róger Guedes must be one of those spared. In its place, the young Pedro, the main promise of alvinegra, should win the first chance among the starters.
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