What was going to be the first time to prepare the price of thinking about the start of the Qualifiers, ended up “heading” for Néstor Lorenzo and his work group in the Colombian National Team. The call of Juan Fernando Quintero, the new support Junior of Barranquilla, in the sports press and public opinion, because of the injury that forced his retirement.
Everything started before the trip to Seoul, the city that the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) has chosen as the meeting point of the players called Fifa today. Juanfer did not take part in the team’s (1-1) draw against Santa Fe, but the next day he was on his way to the goal.
There, Hernán Darío Gómez, coach of Junior, confirmed that Conception had a stroke and therefore did not participate in the service for the 9th day of the Betplay league. Bolillo stated that he spoke with his manager and gave him permission to go to his friends, trusting that it was a minor problem with no major consequences for his health.
The Antioquia midfielder joined the rest of Seoul’s squad and attended the first training sessions there without further concern. However, a few hours before the game against South Korea, the coach confirmed that he will undergo some tests due to the discomfort that took him out of the game in Ulsan.
“Juanfer received a blow to his calf which caused him much pain. The medical team of the National Team and the Junior team spoke (before the trip), the study was carried out and it came out that there is no injury, that’s why he is here”, indicated the Argentine strategist.
But in Lawrence’s opinion Junior’s impression is clarified: there was no shot in the calf. SEMANA spoke with the doctor from the Barranquilla team, Luis Javier Fernández, who indicated that “he received a blow to the pipe”.
This version was finally confirmed by the statement of the Colombian National Team, in which they announced the recall of Conception. At that time it came to light that the player suffered a stress fracture in the area of impact, for which reason he could not be a part of this Tuesday’s game against Japan.
Not a trip to Colombia
Under this mission, Conception has become a man of controversy among the followers of the Colombian National Team, Junior fans and several journalists who demand answers from the coaching staff about the midfielder’s call, even knowing that his medical condition is not the best.
But the controversy did not stop there, because this Monday it was known that Juanfer is still in Japan with the Tricolor and will not return to the country until Tuesday, that is, after the obligation played between the Colombians and the Japanese.
The footballer decided to comply at the beginning of the arranged journey; Therefore, he will return to the country with Alvaro Montero, Kevin Castaño, Nelson Palacio and Yilmar Velásquez, ambassadors of the Betplay League in the call of the Asian Tour.
After returning to Barranquilla, he will begin his rehabilitation and finally clear the doubts about the truth of the injury. In Junior, they confirm that the crack in the pipe is not real, however, the National Team claims that it is a stress fracture, which would leave him out of trials for several weeks, as well as the season with The Rojiblancos, which is necessary to get out of the bottom of the stadium.