Beyond Colombia’s 3-0 win over Venezuela on the first date of Playoffs, the image of the party in Barranquilla was the terrible injury that suffered Santiago Arias, after Darwin Machís fell on his left leg when they both went to dispute a ball. The photo of the left ankle from the side and the worried face of James Rodriguez they went around the world and made the news in the main sports media.
Although it was known that it was a serious injury, the Colombian underwent more studies to know the exact degree of his fracture. Finally this Saturday the Colombian Federation published the player’s medical report and confirmed that suffered a luxo-fracture of the left ankle with a multiligamentary injury.
In addition, as detailed in the statement, after contacting the Atlético de Madrid, owner of his pass, and with him Bayer Leverkusen, where he was on loan, it was finally decided to transfer the player from Barranquilla to Madrid, where he will be treated for his injury. It is expected that, after his arrival, he will undergo surgery.
Although they did not announce the expected recovery time, it is speculated that he could be off the court for at least six months. In the initial part published by Bayer Leverkusen, the German club indicated a fibula fracture, with tear and other ligament injuries, a diagnosis similar to that finally published by Colombia after the studies.
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