The coronavirus stoppage erased all competitions and left us orphans of, in this case, football for three months. A time when the ball has not rolled, at least in training fields. However, several players have taken advantage of this time to recover from their injuries that, at first, could make them miss the rest of the season or get very fair to the final stretch.
Barça recovers its 'killer'
One of the most recent cases has been the discharge of Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan had undergone surgery in January of an injury to the meniscus of his right leg that was to keep him out of the field of play for four months.
Suárez he was going to arrive just for the final stretch of the course in May, but with the ball stopped for two months by coronavirus, the player will be able to take advantage of more games just when Barça needs him most: leader, 11 days from the end and with Real Madrid pressing just two points.
– Luis Suarez (@ LuisSuarez9) June 6, 2020
Double joy in Madrid
In the white fief the joys have come for two. Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio have already returned to train with the group although they still do not have the official high of the club. In the case of the Belgian, his second injury seems fully recovered in the short year he has been with Real Madrid.
Hazard suffered a fracture in the fibula at the end of February that forced him to miss the game against Manchester City in the Champions League, the victory in the Classic in league and the defeat on the last day against Betis. He had previously overcome an injury that kept him 83 days without playing due to a bruise on his right leg. Now the Belgian has returned.
More miraculous has been the return of Marco Asensio who has been away from the playing fields for 249 days without being able to dispute a single minute of the present campaign. The Majorcan broke his cruciate ligament and the external meniscus of his left knee in July of last year, endangering the entire early season. However, the stoppage due to the coronavirus has given Asensio extra 'time' to accelerate his recovery and to be able to arrive just for the final stretch of the championship.
“ Win, win, win. ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/He1Id88Iee “
– Marco Asensio (@ marcoasensio10) June 6, 2020
Illarramendi and Zurutuza to fight for the Champions positions
In the Real Sociedad the good news also comes double. Asier Illarramendi and David Zurutuza are already prepared to return to play after two long-lasting injuries. In the case of Illarramendi, he was able to play the first three games of the season before he fell injured in the Basque derby with a fracture of the fibula, which was joined by an arthroscopy in his ankle as he passed through the operating room. The player has taken advantage of the break to secure a gap at the end of the season that appeared with questions before the coronavirus.
Almost the same situation that his teammate, David Zurutuza, has experienced. Rochefort's was not having much luck with injuries in the current league . In October, the muscle injuries that marked him the previous season began again until his injury due to Achilles tendon problems was confirmed in late November.
But the stoppage due to the coronavirus seems to have helped him Park all his injuries and allow him to defend the Real Sociedad shield on the field in his last season as txuri urdin .
Bruno Soriano, light at the end of the tunnel
May 21, 2017. Mestalla. Valencia-Villarreal. Bruno Soriano, captain of the yellow submarine fell injured and started three years of hard ordeal relapses and zero minutes in competition. But those times are behind us and although it was expected that the captain would not return this season, the break could give him an 'extra time' to participate in any of the 11 games that remain to be played. In fact, Artana's has already been seen wearing a short and handing out a game along with another 'fighter' who went through a similar situation and with whom he shares costumes: Santi Cazorla.
“ And this week we offered you this soccer delicatessen ⚽️ only suitable for the most select palates and the work of the dynamic duo: ¡Bruno & @ 19SCazorla !! @LaLiga #VolverEsGanar # EndavantMésQueMai pic.twitter.com/NnMPznPzGk ]
– Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) June 7, 2020
Nearby, in Valencia, Maxi Gómez has also gained time with the quarantine to recover from his injury . The Uruguayan was injured in the penultimate match that was played before the break, against Betis, and his return was estimated in May, to play the last bars of the League. Gómez has already trained with the rest of his teammates, although he did not do it this Saturday in a match at Mestalla. Maxi Gómez will have to keep waiting.