Yerry Mina was one of the victims of the poor condition of the Monumetal David Arellano field in Chile. The defender left injured in the 23rd minute of the game against La Roja, and although it is difficult to say whether the grass of the sports arena had anything to do with it, the truth is that the footballer left with walking difficulties, and coach Néstor Lorenzo was expecting a tear.
After landing in Florence, Italy, the 28-year-old player underwent appropriate medical examinations to determine the severity of his physical ailments. “ACF Fiorentina informs that the player Yerry Mina, who returned late this morning, underwent instrumental tests this afternoon after sustaining an injury during the Chile-Colombia match,” the club statement said.
“The tests carried out showed an injury between the first and second degrees of the myotendinous junction of the rectus femoris muscle of the left thigh. The player has begun rehabilitation and will undergo re-evaluation in the coming weeks,” the report added.
Estimated duration of sick leave
When it was announced that Mina had been injured, Fiorentina regretted the situation. Joe Barone, the team’s general manager, said: “Having so many players in the national teams makes Fiorentina proud, but it also creates difficulties for us.” “We are concerned about Yerry Mina’s injury,” he said.
The club did not disclose the Valle del Cauca centre-back’s recovery time, but estimates suggest he could be out between four and six weeks. Therefore, his debut with the Viola remains postponed since, despite the fact that he joined the team as a free agent in early August, he has not added any minutes under the leadership of Vicenzo Italiano.
Fiorentina have played three games in the Italian league so far, of which they won one, drew another and lost to Inter Milan. For their part, they will face Ferencvaros, Cukaricki and Genk in the group stage of the Conference League, led by Carlos Cuesta and Daniel Muñoz.