Giménez, the defender with crystal muscles


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The Atlético de Madrid suffers once again the loss of one of his footballers during a national team break and the presence of Jose Maria Gimenez in the next appointments of the team of Diego Simeone, while waiting for the club to make the medical report official, it is a mystery after the Uruguayan had to withdraw last Friday from the match against Colombia. New break for a defender who since his arrival at the rojiblanco club has been punished by injuries, accumulating thirty since his signing (2013). A footballer as brave and proud on the field as muscularly fragile because more than half of the physical problems have originated in your muscles.

Gimenez has become a leader in the locker room and also in defense of the rojiblanco team, with whom he extended his contract this past summer until June 2025. A player for whom he Atlético de Madrid He came to reject 80 million euros for his transfer two years ago because, when he has been physically well, he has always performed at a magnificent height. However, injuries have become the Achilles heel of a defender who empties himself and goes to the limit in every game. With the one suffered now in the national team, he already has 37 injuries since he stamped his signature as a rojiblanco, about twenty of them muscular. “Giménez suffered an injury in the right abductor region,” the Uruguayan Federation limited himself to communicating, without giving many more details about this new problem.

The Uruguayan arrived in Madrid last Monday to undergo more tests and learn about the exact extent of injury which your club has not yet officially reported. In 2017, he already suffered a problem in the same area and the sick leave was then two weeks.

Simeone You will not have to miss the weekend because Atlético de Madrid will not play against Granada due to the postponement of this match of League, but the Argentine can find himself with an important setback to prepare for next week’s appointment against him Liverpool in the Metropolitan, in which he will not be able to count on Savic, who carries a sanction from last season. Without them, Beautiful and Felipe they appear as the only available hubs in the template. The option in the event that the coach chose to play with three centrals would go through the conversion of the French midfielder, who this season has already had to row as a defense in a duel.

No injuries since March

From the Danube, Gimenez He landed at Vicente Calderón having played less than twenty games with that Uruguayan team, but the sports management of the rojiblanco club had it clear with his signing. The idea was to polish that 18-year-old boy who had just turned 18 into a center-back for the first team. The patience and confidence of Simeone They paid off and he is now a benchmark in the club, in addition to being considered one of the best defenders in the world.

Throughout this season, at the age of 26, he has been performing at an excellent level, but that trajectory is now hampered by a new physical problem that also cuts his longest injury-free streak since his arrival at the Atlético de Madrid, in the event that the medical report finally confirms your withdrawal before the Liverpool. The defender had not missed a duel for seven months due to muscle problems that began in 2014 with a puncture in the calf. In his stage as a mattress player, Gimenez he has been forced to miss up to 80 games due to his various injuries.

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