Javier Aguirre, coach of the Rayados from Monterrey of Mexican soccer, ruled out this Friday that the Costa Rican Joel campbell suffered a third degree sprain in his right ankle as reported by the Costa Rican Federation.
“What happened to Campbell is a blow he received on the battered ankle from the game against Cruz Azul, which prevented him from being with us for two or three games, now they have given him a sprain there again, but not third degree as announced, I think that it will be (ready) before, ”he explained at a press conference.
Campbell suffered the ailment from a tackle by Salvadoran Narciso Orellana, in Sunday’s match between his team and El Salvador, on the fifth date of the Concacaf World Cup qualifying rounds.
The foul caused Campbell to drop for the game between Costa Rica and the United States, last Wednesday. After an MRI, the Costa Rican Federation revealed that the Monterrey attacker presented a grade three sprain to his right ankle, something that Aguirre denied.
Aguirre trusts that the loss of the winger will be only due to this Saturday’s game against León, corresponding to the thirteenth day of the Apertura 2021 tournament, and he trusted that he is ready for Tuesday’s duel against Querétaro, on the fourteenth day.
“With León he is ruled out of his positionHopefully he can be with Querétaro and if he cannot, we will see if it is possible to have him with Necaxa, it would be ideal. It has a good evolution and looks good ”, added the former Atlético de Madrid strategist.
For the duel against León, in addition to Campbell’s loss, Aguirre recalled that Chilean international Sebastián Vegas will not be due to a suspension either.
Monterrey occupies the fourth position of the Apertura, which ensures them enter the quarterfinals of the league for the title.