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Injuries chase Athletic B strikers – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith

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Athletic B strikers are facing a major obstacle in their mission to settle in the first team. And is that the injuries are being prepared with the tips of the second rojiblanco team who can debut with the first team, a curse that has now hit Dario Poveda.

The 22 year old ram suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee last Saturday, just as he was going through his best time. Second Division B top scorer with 10 goals and a regular on Simeone's latest lists, reaching debut against Granada where it may be subject to penalty at the time of the discount. In addition, teams like Zaragaza were eyeing a growing Poveda.

Tragic news as Borja Garcés returned to the team after experiencing a similar nightmare. Striker Melilla fell injured during a training in March after suffering a traumatic injury to the right knee that affected the anterior cruciate ligament and for which it had to be operated. Garcés, 20, He was discharged on October 16 and, after speeding up, starting training with the first team in Oviedo, he felt totally footballer again just 11 days ago, after spending eight months off the field. On September 15, 2018, he debuted with the first team against Eibar, scoring the draw on the mattress. His 19 minutes on the Wanda Metropolitan lawn was a total recipe and a knee injury occurred when he trained regularly and on several phone calls from the first team.

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But also Sergio Camello, scorer of the draw against Levante on the last day of the last league in his first team debut, had to be almost three months off by an osteosynthesis of the stress injury that occurred on the fifth metatarsal of his right foot and that forced him to go through the operating room. At 18, he returned a week before Garcés to the games with Atletico B and is regaining the pace to be an important piece in the team.

Injuries that have recalled the case of Borja Bastón. The tip was the great promise of the quarry and stood out for its striking smell, reaching debut with the first team on May 15, 2010 on the last day of the League, taking advantage of a massive rotation of Quique Sánchez Flores to prepare the Hamburg Europa League final against Fulham. But Borja suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee against Getafe in his first game in Vicente Calderón, which forced him to stay out seven months. He did not have the opportunity to rojiblanco again and there was always a feeling that the striker, now in Swansea, saw how a serious injury took his big break at Atlético.

Injury Darío Poveda, Borja Garcés and Camel they affect an Athletic B with the clear objective of going up to the Second Division. The loss of his goalscorer has been punishing the team, which last season finished third and fell eliminated by the Mirandés in the promotion playoff. Now Atletico B is second, one point behind leaders Atletico Baleares, and with a small five-point mattress in Ibiza, which is third. Golfer Poveda's low will force Nacho Fernández to look for another reference above Keep the goal of fighting to ascend to the silver category.