Monday, December 05, 2022

Diego Godin: what hurts him, will he be treated in Spain and why there is no date for his return

Diego Godin (aged 36) has not played since 6 August in Vélez’s loss against Union for the Argentine Championship and his inaction is a concern. Qatar World Cup 2022, There are just 84 days left for Uruguay’s debut in Group H against South Korea.

So far this year, Pharaoh has completed a total of 1,482′ in 21 appearances between Atlético Mineiro, Velez and the national team. That’s only 27% of the minutes that were on their teams and La Celeste’s calendars.

hopefully this friday Diego AlonsoUruguay’s coach presented a list of players reserved for friendships with Iran and Canada on 23 and 27 September, which would serve as a preparation for Qatar 2022, but it is practically a fact that Pharaoh will not.

Diego Godin.  Photo: Leo Main.
Diego Godin. Photo: Leonardo Main.

Injury: a patellar tendinopathy

What is it that misbehaves with the captain of the Uruguay team? A patellar tendinopathy. this is how he explained it Albert PanTo the team doctor, Ovación: “This is inflammation of the patellar tendon. It is a chronic and inflammatory process that requires therapeutic measures that are often non-specific, such as temporary flexion to plan progressive enlargement. Removal of load. Tolerance to load.”

“It took several days, that’s what he’s doing now. In principle, there’s nothing surprising in terms of intensity of work. It’s based a lot on the athlete’s sensibilities,” he said.

Pan assures that “in order to reverse this situation” he will have to “decrease the intensity of the load, which he is doing at the moment because he will be toned if this continues.”

Dr. Alberto Pan At A Press Conference.  Photo: Nicolas Pereira
Alberto Pan. Photo: Nicolas Pereira.

you will be treated in spain

El Faraón, who was in Amalfitani encouraging his teammates in a 0-4 loss to Flamengo in the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores first leg on Wednesday night, will travel to Spain over the next few hours for treatment.

“The fact of leaving a club and being in a rehabilitation center is to be in a more specialized center with complete dedication. In a club he has to share examples with other athletes, they don’t close the institution just to work with him However, there is a physio service on him in a medical centre,” Pan said.

The Sky-Blue doc also explained that “there are tools that can stagger and graph the work done and see the gains that are being made.” “For example, progressive gains in strength or contraction,” he said.

“Speaking in non-scientific terms, you have to continuously measure the tolerance and see if it changes with the work done,” he said.

Diego Godin Velez Training With Sarsfield'S Colors.  Photo: @Velez.
Diego Godin. Photo: Velez Press.

No date set for their return

On a possible date for the return of the pharaoh to the courts, Pan indicated that “an exact date is very difficult to establish.” “Diego is trying his best to get the World Cup in the best shape possible. That’s the goal and he has a specific job to do,” he said.

He insisted, “Photography doesn’t work here, film works. Today will be the same tomorrow, but if we look at today and next week, you’ll see the difference. It’s not from day to day.”

Pan said the length of Godin’s stay in Spain “will depend on his development.” “If the club has authorized and allowed it, it has not set timing guidelines,” he said.

Diego Godin.  Photo: Leo Main.
Diego Godin. Photo: Leonardo Main.


Pan explained what can happen to the captain if he doesn’t have a treatment of this nature: “If he continues with the same load, the same discomfort will continue. It’s a vicious cycle: he’s partially stuck in 48 hours.” For reduces swelling, makes effort and ends, the load, partially depleted, after three days starts again and again hurts. This succession in the case of training him Doesn’t allow for consistency. His goal is to have a strong end to the season, work consistently, and arrive in the best conditions for the World Cup”.


what did godin say

In early June, in a conversation with Ovasion, Godin explained that the injury originated “from not stopping properly.” “It started out as something simple, I didn’t value it, I came to play for the national team and because I didn’t want to be there, always demanding, it’s become something older, something more painful, Which is ups and downs,” said Pharaoh.

“As the doctor said to me, ‘Diego, when you stop for a month and a half, two months it will go away’ and right now I can’t, so we have to fix it with work,” he said.

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