Despite the clear signs of pain with which he had to be removed during Fluminense’s 2-4 defeat against Vasco Da Gama and the obvious difficulty walking with which he left the Nilson Santos Stadium, Jhon Arias would have a minor injury to his right ankle injury and would be available for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semi-final against Internacional de Portoalegre.
The Choco winger underwent the appropriate medical examinations this Monday, which, according to Globo, ruled out that there was a ligament injury and it was obvious that he had “mild discomfort” in his right ankle.
“One of Fluminense’s main players this season, Jhon Arias, underwent an imaging examination this Monday morning which revealed a minor injury to his right ankle. Taking into account the scenario in which he left the field after the game against Vasco, the result in the club was seen as positive: it was feared that it was a ligament injury. The trend is for him to recover in time for the Conmebol Libertadores semifinals,” the outlet reported.
He added: “The exams could not be conducted on Saturday evening or Sunday due to swelling in the area. “Examinations were even carried out to check whether there was an injury to the ligaments that was not detected.”
In the 34th minute of the game, with Flu already trailing 0-1, Arias suffered an injury to her right foot while contesting a ball with Rosicley Pereira. There was no clear blow from the rival during the action, obvious were the signs of pain on the part of the Chocoan. In the end his team lost 4-2.
Jhon Arias has played 46 games with Fluminense so far in 2023 between Serie A, the Paulista Championship, the Brazilian Cup and the Copa Libertadores, contributing a total of six goals, two of them for the continental competition.
Flu hosts Internacional de Porto Alegre on Wednesday September 27th at the Maracana Stadium in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semi-final. The ball will roll at 7:30 p.m. and Arias is expected to be available by then.