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No fracture in Riquelme’s foot

Juan Román Riquelme trains at Casa Amarilla facilities.

Following much anticipation and uncertainty regarding a possible fracture in the foot of Boca Juniors star player, Juan Román Riquelme, which would have sidelined him for their next game against Lanús, the playmaker seems to be fit and ready to play.

While the Argentine football world and Boca fans alike are categorizing the injury as merely a bruise, the team’s doctor, Gerardo Godoy, officially diagnosed his injury as “a post traumatic subperiosteal hematoma in the fifth metatarsal of the left foot” — which, in non-scientific terms means that Riquelme will most likely suit up for the important upcoming match.

Riquelme, who was absent in Boca’s Sunday 3-1 win against All Boys in Floresta, arrived to La Boca in jeans and sneakers, and warmly greeted his teammates carrying the X-Ray that caused the overwhelming confusion and ambivalence among the Boca community.

Although Boca’s number-10-jersey player should be fine to join practice and real time play soon, he reportedly stayed with the team’s trainers doing exercises to strengthen and loosen up his sore foot.

While able to play in Boca’s match against Lanús on Sunday, Riquelme may be playing in his last game ever at La Bombonera, as Boca has yet to renew his contract for the following tournament.

Herald staff with Télam

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