Argentine League: Gago's infinite misfortune: fifth serious injury in four and a half years



Gago (right), during Vlez's match against Gimnasia.

Bad luck was primed again with Fernando Gago. The Argentine midfielder, currently in Vlez Sarsfield, who played in Boca Juniors, Real Madrid, Rome, Valencia and in the Argentine national team, broke the cruciate ligaments of the left knee and should be around five months away from the competition.

It is the fifth serious injury suffered by Gago, 33, in the last four and a half years. On September 13, 2015, the left Achilles tendon was broken within 24 seconds of a match with Boca Juniors against River Plate. On April 24, 2016 he suffered the same injury, in the same tend, before the same rival. On October 5, 2017, the anterior cruciate ligament and the internal lateral ligament of the right knee were broken playing with Argentina and for that reason I lost the possibility of being in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

And on December 9, 2018, in the final of the Copa Libertadores that Boca Juniors lost 3-1 to the River Plate in Madrid, the tip came. A new injury to the Achilles tendon, this time the right, that led him to terminate his contract with the xeneize and move away from the playing fields overwhelmed by physical problems.

However, in mid-2019 I decided to sign for Vlez because his son Mateo asked him to play again. In Vlez he has as coach Gabriel Heinze, who was his partner in Real Madrid, Roma and in the Argentine national team.

Support messages

Gago's injury, confirmed on Friday by the official Tlam news agency, occurred Thursday night in his team's draw against Aldosivi (1-1). The former Real Madrid midfielder was replaced at 69 minutes.

After knowing the new misfortune of the midfielder, came the signs of support from both Boca and River. Miguel Angel Russo, coach of Boca, I gave him at a press conference “the best in this tough stage” and conveyed his “support.” While, Marcelo Gallardo, a River Plate technician, said he feels “very sorry because he is a player who has suffered a lot physically in recent years” and expressed his desire to give him a hug “because nobody likes to have to suffer hard injuries.” “He will have to have the strength once again to see if he returns to a playing field. He has shown signs of recovery and strength to return. He is a great professional,” he said during a press conference.

Gago was runner-up with Argentina in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, in the 2007 American Cup of Venezuela and in the 2015 American Cup of Chile. I also played the 2011 American Cup of Argentina, in which the albiceleste reached the quarterfinals, won the gold medal in the Olympic Games of Pekn 2008 and the U-20 World Cup in Argentina 2005.

He also reaped titles with Boca Juniors, Real Madrid and Vlez Sarsfield.

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