Injuries are becoming a difficult hurdle for Boca to jump. The image of Tuesday night, after Xeneize's 1-0 victory against Colo Colo for Copa Libertadores, was taken by Ruben Argemi and Lucas Logioco, doctors of the professional squad, while waiting for Luis Advincula to get up from the ground while accusing immense pain in his knee.
And it is that the Peruvian could not be replaced because Jorge Almirón had to exhaust all the modifications due to other injuries. The others affected on the night were Luca Langoni, who was targeted to replace Sebastián Villa after his departure from the squad, and Miguel Merentiel, who only lasted four minutes on the court.
This Wednesday, Boca's medical department shared the result of the players' evaluation and, without a doubt, the alarms went off: Langoni suffered a tear in his right hamstring; Merentiel has a grade II injury to his right adductor; Advíncula, finally, has a grade II injury in the external lateral ligament and Frank Fabra finds himself with a grade II tear in his left hamstring.
All of them are added to Marcos Rojo, who drags a grade 1 muscle injury in the right anterior rectus and will have 20 days of recovery; Martín Payero, who is also recovering from a tear, and Ezequiel Zeballos, the youth who still has a month of recovery from an external meniscal injury in his left knee.
In this way, the complications of Almirón to be able to assemble a team and give it continuity are getting bigger. There are several players who may not be available next Saturday when they receive Lanús, for the date 20 of the Professional League.