Boca Juniors’ winger Exequiel Zeballos got seriously injured in their match against Agropecuario last Wednesday and he will be out at least until February of 2023.
The 20-year-old Argentine talent was severely fouled five minutes after the start of the match and had to be substituted off immediately. “El Changuito” had to be moved in a wheelchair to the provincial clinic after the game.
Today, Boca Juniors released the results of the medical study:
“Exequiel Zeballos: suffered an injury to the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis with injury to the deltoid ligament and avulsion of the posterior malleolus of the right ankle. Surgical treatment is decided.”
Agropecuario’s defender Milton Leyendeker, who fouled Zeballos, publicly apologized and wished a fast recovery for “el Changuito.” At first, the referee showed Leyendeker just a yellow card, but then he corrected himself and showed him the red card.
Exequiel Zeballos: sufrió una lesión de la sindesmosis tibioperonea distal con lesión del ligamento deltoideo y avulsión del maléolo posterior del tobillo derecho. Se decide tratamiento quirúrgico.
Depto. Médico Fútbol Profesional pic.twitter.com/xzvhDAQZtM
— Boca Juniors (@BocaJrsOficial) August 11, 2022
No se que es peor, si la patada descalificadora de Milton Leyendeker al Changuito Zeballos, o el reclamo airado de todo Agropecuario intentando justificar la infracción. #CopaArgentina 📸@TyCSports pic.twitter.com/ZMH6kThwpm
— Roberto Martin (@robertofmartin) August 11, 2022