After overcoming their respective injuries, Nicolás Benedetti and Bruno Valdez will return with the first team of America for the international fair
Santiago Solari, coach of América, intends to give valuable minutes of play to footballers such as the Paraguayan Bruno Valdez and the Colombian Nicolás Benedetti, who are in the process of picking up pace after overcoming their respective injuries.
Valdez suffered a double partial rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament in his left knee on August 22, 2020.
After completing a rehabilitation of 6 and a half months, Valdez reappeared on March 6 with the Under 20 category of the Eagles, with which he already played a total of 204 minutes in three games and even went to the bench in the duel on Saturday at night against Necaxa, in which America won 2-1 and the Paraguayan did not see action, so he has not yet had activity with the first team.
With Benedetti it has been different, since he has also suffered serious knee injuries in the last two years and complications in his recovery, as well as muscle problems, which is why he has barely been able to play 15 minutes in the entire Guard1anes 2021: 9 against Rayados on Matchday 2 and 6 more against Necaxa this Saturday, when Álvaro Fidalgo entered the Spanish team at 84 ‘.
Therefore, Solari could give them minutes on Wednesday’s visit to Olimpia in Honduras, in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16.
América trained this Sunday in Coapa after beating the Rayos to stay in the general sub-leadership, with a view to participating in the international fair.
The players who started against Necaxa did a recovery practice on the court and in the gym, while the rest of the squad played soccer with an intersquare in confined spaces.
For its part, Sebastian Cordova and Henry Martin, who were out for the duel against Necaxa, continue their rehabilitation, the first due to a stomp on the big toe of the right foot that he suffered in the Final of the Pre-Olympic Tournament against Honduras, last Tuesday, and the second due to muscular discomfort that left him without seeing activity on the FIFA Date with the Senior National Team against Wales and Costa Rica in Europe.