Exequiel Zeballos entered 9 minutes into the second half in the duel that Boca Juniors lost 4-2 against Belgrano in Córdoba. The impact of his entry into the game was immediate: at 12, he launched a precise cross for Miguel Merentiel, with the sole of his boot, to score. However, the night in Barrio Alberdi had a bitter pill in store for him.
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Moments later, he ran down the right walkway to compete shoulder to shoulder for a ball with Ibacache. The Chilean put his body firmer, which caused the young forward, 21 years old, to be destabilized, so he stepped wrongly with his right leg in order to find the vertical. And the knee moved. After falling to the floor, the gestures of pain were eloquent. For this reason, the referee Nazareno Arasa quickly demanded medical attention. When Darío Benedetto approached, his body language was also clear: the injury could be significant.
The Xeneize health professionals evaluated him and asked for the change, while Zeballos lamented sitting on the grass and the first tears ran down his face. Jorge Almirón determined the entry of Lucas Janson, who intercepted his walk and gave him a few words of encouragement. Marcos Rojo did the same on the substitute bench, while Changuito had no consolation.
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Surely in the next few hours the forward will undergo studies to determine what injury he is suffering from in his right knee and its severity.
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