The Argentine midfielder posted a photo on social media, while Eduardo Berizzo revealed that the Paraguayan player contacted him to apologize
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Exequiel Palacios was removed from the court after suffering a hard blow from Ángel Romero (REUTERS / Marcelo Endelli)
Exequiel Palacios is still admitted to the clinic to which he was transferred after leaving the field in the game that the Argentine team drew 1-1 with Paraguay last Thursday. However, to bring reassurance about his condition, the Bayer Leverkusen footballer from Germany posted a photo on social media. It was the first image after the hard blow he received on the back from the player Ángel Romero and the confirmation of the diagnosis of a fracture in the spine that will take him away from the courts for about three months.
“I wanted to thank you all for the messages, now it remains to recover and come back stronger than ever,” wrote the former River player on his Instagram account, next to the photo in which he is seen smiling, lying on his bed. room in the clinic. While from the account of the Argentine national team they reported in the last hours that Palacios “continues to recover favorably” and that “he will continue to be hospitalized to continue with the corresponding treatment and controls . “
In the last hours, the coach of Paraguay, Eduardo Berizzo , revealed that Romero contacted Palacios to apologize for what happened. “I have spoken with Ángel on this matter, obviously he is worried. He worried about the health of his colleague, made contact with him and apologized for an accidental action that happened, “explained Toto about the call among the players.
The publication of the former River on Instagram
The Argentine DT gave his vision on the controversial play that was not reviewed by the VAR: “ I think it was an unfortunate and accidental action, where Ángel protects himself from the setback. He comes out of a previous brushing action with (Nicolás) González and evidently accidentally collides with Palacios ”.
“Ángel is concerned about the health of his colleague and we ask for his speedy recovery, that he return to the field as soon as possible From Asunción, from our place, a very big hug for Palacios and the wish that he recover very soon”, he concluded the Argentine DT who is in charge of the Albirroja team.
Palacios' injury occurred when they ran 28 minutes into the first half of the match between Argentina and Paraguay played in the Bombonera. The former River midfielder jumped and headed a ball that, at the wrong time, went to dispute Ángel Romero -author of Paraguay's goal. The San Lorenzo striker arrived late and hit Palacios with his knees on the back , who ended up lying down and visibly sore, to the point that he had to be replaced by Giovani Lo Celso and transferred in the injured car to the substitute bench.
After being transferred to a medical center, it was confirmed that the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder suffered “direct trauma to the left paravertebral lumbar area, verifying a fracture of the transverse processes of the lumbar spine”.