Current roundup of injuries in La Segunda, aka La Liga SmartBank.
A reminder that serious head injuries are never far away in football. Tano Bonnín of Hércules sustained a traumatic brain injury in the game with Badalona. 11th April, 2021.
on Saturday for which further tests will follow. At Rayo Vallecano this week, Santi Comesaña is unavailable due to pubalgia. This is a painful condition that usually arises from overuse mechanisms, and particularly the twisting and turning associated with football. The force going through the origin of the large group of adductor muscles is concentrated on a very small area on the pubic bone, leading to inflammation. Updated 12th March, 2021.
Rayo also have Emiliano Velázquez out with a quadriceps muscle injury of the thigh sustained in the match against Real Mallorca, 23rd January, 2021.
In the longer term, Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper Alberto García underwent surgery for cartilage damage in November, 2019 and has yet to regain full fitness. Alberto gets to the stage where he is almost able to return to full training but is still unable to make a return due to ongoing issues with the knee. Updated 12th March, 2021.
Ongoing rehab for ACL injuries seems to be the theme of the moment in La Segunda, with Cristian Cedrés of Las Palmas rupturing his right in the match v Rayo Vallecano in December 2020. As it's an ongoing process, the usual rehab that follows ACL surgery will keep him out for approximately 6 - 8 months. Updated 12th March, 2021.
Iván Calero of Málaga is out for the remainder of the season with a partial anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear coupled with a medial collateral ligament (MCL), sustained in the match v Almería, 12th December, 2020. As above, rehab is an ongoing and often lengthy process and it's no different for Iván. Updated 12th March, 2021.
Carlos Julio Martínez at Mirandés is currently working his way back to fitness after an osteochondral injury to his right knee with associated bone oedema. This is essentially an injury to the bone surface, in this case the femur, where it forms the upper part of the knee joint. Diagnosis and extent of the injury confirmed by MRI in December, 2020 but injuries of this nature take some time to respond. Updated 12th March, 2021.
Enzo Lombardo of Real Mallorca is reaching the later stages of his ongoing rehabilitation following surgery to repair a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), sustained last season. The injury occured while on loan at Racing Santander in the match against Ponferradina in June, 2020.
More updates and info to follow...