River: David Martínez will undergo surgery and will miss the entire semester

The River Plate defender, David Martínez, will undergo surgery this Saturday at the Clinica de la Trinidad in San Isidro due to a patellar tendinopathy of the right knee, and will not be able to play until the second semester of the year.

Martinez -who had been on the bench against Tigre, after almost two months of differentiated work during the preseason- suffered from the injury last Sunday when he was part of the soccer practice of the substitutes against a youth team.

The Paraguayan nationalized defender -that drag discomfort in his knee since last year when he lost continuity in the team- He only played 12 games in the second part of the year after having been one of the team’s figures in 2021.

DT Martín Demichelis made an attempt to recover it with special treatmenthe even started the first friendly against Unión La Calera, but the knee did not resist.

The ghost of injuries

Since the arrival of Demichelis, injuries were a problem, as Matías Kranevitter suffered a fracture in his right fibula and a ligament injury in that same ankle in the first preseason friendly.

After the arthroscopies who suffered Nicolás de la Cruz and Paulo Díaz, the tear of Agustín Palavecino and the synovitis of Matías Suárezwhile Bruno Zuculini tore his ligaments.

In addition, the youthful Franco Alfonso and defender Emanuel Mammana still does not have a medical dischargewho suffered a muscle injury to his right hamstring after starting the first game.

With this panorama, the squad trained this Friday at the Ezeiza property; both the Chilean Díaz and the Uruguayan De la Cruz worked hand in hand with the rest and will be part of the squad for Sunday, with chances of adding minutes from the bench.

As for the possible starting team, some changes are expected that will only be confirmed in the hours before the game, but Leandro González Pírez, José Paradela, Agustín Palavecino and Pablo Solari have chances to enter.

So, a possible eleven to face Arsenal (last in the table) the next Sunday would be with Frank Armani; Robert red, gonzalez pirezEnzo Diaz, Milton Helmet; Enzo Perez or PalavecinoIgnatius FernandezSantiago Simon, paradela; Miguel Borja or Solari and Solomon Rondon.

The match against the Viaducto teamvalid for the fifth date of the Professional League, will have a full stadium frame, with about 80,000 fans and River partners who have already reserved their places.

River add 9 points in the tournament and It comes from beating Banfield 3-2 in the tiebreaker to reach the final of the Champions Trophy, which will be played against Boca Juniors.

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