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Franco Escobar injured: suffers broken metatarsal in training

Franco Escobar injured: suffers broken metatarsal in training

The on-loan Atlanta United defender is facing around 3 months out.

Newell’s Old Boys have confirmed that new signing Franco Escobar, who returned to the club last week from Atlanta United, suffered a broken 5th metatarsal (foot) injury in training on Tuesday.

He will undergo surgery to repair the fracture over the next few days.

In professional football, a broken metatarsal injury normally requires a recovery period of 8-12 weeks.

In a best case scenario, Escobar may be back in time for Matchday 1 or 2 of the Copa Sudamericana in late April.

In a worst case scenario, he could miss the Clásico Rosarino on 2 May and not make his debut until Matchday 3 of the Copa Sudamericana in mid-May.

It’s a terrible blow for Escobar and his most serious injury since he missed 7 games for Atlanta United with a broken collarbone in early 2019.

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