Marcelo Gallardo suffered a loss in his squad ahead of the duel against San Pablo (@riverplate)

While finalizing details for the resumption of the Libertadores Cup, River received bad news. This Monday it was confirmed that a member of the team who directs Marcelo gallardo suffered an injury that would prevent him from reaching the game on September 17 in good shape against Saint Paul in Brazil.

Lucas Pratto He is the player who will not be able to be in the return of the Millionaire to the official competition after the interruption by the coronavirus pandemic. The forward suffered a strain in the right hamstringAn injury that will require a recovery that will exceed the ten days remaining until the game with the Brazilian team. In fact, it is also doubted that he can reach the duel against Binacional de Peru, which will also be a visitor, on the 22nd.

Although El Oso probably would not have started against San Pablo, it is a sensitive loss for the Muñeco team, which a few days ago already lost the Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero, who went to play soccer in China in an operation that left the club close to 10 million dollars clean. In the last hours it also transpired that the Betis from Spain comes to the load for Lucas Martínez Quarta, one of the bastions of the defense of the Núñez team.

Lucas Pratto was injured in River’s last practice (Official River Plate)

This Monday, the team that Gallardo leads trained in two separate groups at the club’s premises in the town of Ezeiza. The first batch of players began their work at 9 in the morning and the second at 11. The core of the practice was strength and aerobic power exercises. Before, there was PCR tests for all footballers, members of the coaching staff and collaborators.

River, which is currently working within the framework of a health “bubble”, will play again next Thursday, September 17 against São Paulo in Brazil, within the framework of the third date of Group D of the Copa Libertadores. Until the time of the interruption of the contest, the group of Núñez had lost a meeting and had won another. By goal difference, they march first in a Zone in which all teams have three points.

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