Exequiel Palacios to travel with Argentina for September games despite injury


Exequiel Palacios will travel with the Argentina national team for the September games in the United States despite being injury.

Palacios suffered a left thigh injury while playing with Bayer Leverkusen and was not part of the team in their Champions League game on Tuesday. The club announced that he would miss the next several games.

The 23 year old has been included in the preliminary list for the Argentina national team as they play Honduras and Jamaica in September. And according to TyC Sports, Palacios will be with the team.

Per the report, Palacios will travel with the Argentina national team despite being injured and he is not expected to play in any of the two games. Palacios is not secured of a place at the World Cup with Argentina. Here is the Argentina preliminary list:

Franco Armani (River Plate)
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)
Juan Musso (Atalanta)
Gerónimo Rulli (Villarreal)
Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla)
Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
Facundo Medina (Lens)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nehuén Pérez (Udinese)
Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon)
Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
Leandro Paredes (Juventus)
Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
Enzo Fernández (Benfica)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Alejandro Papu Gómez (Sevilla)
Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)
Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)
Paulo Dybala (AS Roma)
Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Lionel Messi (PSG)
Thiago Almada (Atlanta United)
Ángel Di María (Juventus)
Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
Joaquín Correa (Inter)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)


  1. Palacios is showing to be very injury prone. When it is not a serious injury, it’s usually a hamstring, a sprain, or “a knock”.

    This is beginning to remind me of Fernando Gago who would have gone to the 2018 world cup, but got injured right before and still tried to play with an ACL injury. He went to 2014 and got injured after 1st match in the group stage.

    For this reason, we must bring Enzo to World Cup. He is 21 and showed great composure in his first-ever Champions League match. That 2nd goal happened because of his confidence on the ball between two Juventus players (one being Paredes).