Squad news


20 Sep 2011
Diego Salomão is the latest man to join the injury room after sustaining a knee sprain during the match with Sabadell, he isn’t discarded yet for Saturday. Aranzubia and Lassad also suffered knocks during the match.

It seemed that Deportivo was finally ending a match without suffering a casualty due to injury reasons, but on Sunday the club informed that three players ended the game with Sabadell suffering different physical problems. The most serious case is left winger Diogo Salomão.

The Portuguese man suffered a knock on his right knee during the first part of the clash disputed at the Riazor; he didn’t think it was serious and ended the match without problems, but on Sunday the winger was feeling pain and didn’t train. The first scans were pointing to a knee sprain and new scans were made on Monday. And this new scans confirmed that Salomão sustained a sprain on his right knee.

Fortunately, it is a grade I sprain, the less serious of this kind of injury; a sprain is an injury to a ligament, the tough, fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bone. Ligament injuries involve a stretching or a tearing of this tissue. A grade I (mild) sprain causes overstretching or slight tearing of the ligaments with no joint instability. A player with a mild sprain usually experiences minimal pain, swelling, and little or no loss of functional ability. Bruising is absent or slight, and the person is usually able to put weight on the affected joint.

For precaution reasons Salomão won’t train until the end of the week. Therefore the player is not yet discarded for Saturday’s meeting with AD Alcorcón (18h00 CET); he will make therapy during the week and will pass a late test on Thursday or Friday, and then it will be decided if he will be considered for the match.

If he isn’t fit to play, then it will be a major problem for José Luis Oltra; first because the Portuguese has been an important player within the last two games, and later because three of the five wingers at the first team –Saul, Pablo Álvarez and Bruno Gama- are currently out for injury reasons, and his absence will leave the coach only with Guardado available.

The other two players that sustained an injury are keeper Dani Aranzubia (intercostal) and striker Lassad Nouioui (back), but both knocks are minor problems and they should be available for Saturday. A curious thing on Sunday was to see 15-year old keeper Héctor Portela training with the first team replacing Aranzubia. He is the keeper of Cadete A and training alongside German Lux during the session.

Finally, the only players currently at the injury room with possibilities of been available for Saturday are striker Xisco (adductor) and centre midfielder Borja Fernandez (groin). The first should be fit to play, and the second could have his first minutes on the season after passing through surgery during the summer.



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