Monday, October 2, 2023

Arturo Vidal remains up in the air after injury: these are the options for his future

There was a sad moment in the final double round of qualifying when Arturo Vidal was taken in an ambulance from the Monumental Stadium after Chile’s goalless draw with Colombia. A few hours later it was learned that it was a meniscus injury and it was decided to undergo surgery.

In this way, the “King” will miss the four games that La Roja will play this year to qualify for the 2026 World Cup (two in October and two in November) and will be out practically until the end of the season at Athletico Paranaense, a club , with whom he has a contract until December 2023.

This problem is not insignificant because at “Furacao” they were very happy with what the Chilean has shown in recent weeks and if he stays, they would most likely offer him an extension in the coming months. However, there is a hint of irritation within Paranaense as they believe Vidal forced himself unnecessarily and thought more about the national team than the club.

Despite this displeasure, Athletico is concerned about Vidal’s possible recovery process. Initially there was talk of a 12-week break so that the midfielder could play again at the beginning of December. However, we will have to wait and see how the player’s knee develops as the return could take up to 18 weeks or longer.

Should the latter happen, Paranaense would be legally obliged to extend Vidal’s contract, as a footballer who is recovering cannot be left alone. However, this situation can be talked about, especially if it is in the final part of the process.

The next few months will certainly be crucial for Vidal, who still harbors the dream of playing for Boca Juniors before returning to Colo Colo – two options that the national team midfielder is also skeptical about considering for the 2024 season AS experienced.

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