Juan Fernando Quintero will have a long disability due to an injury that took him out of the call for the Colombian National Team, that on Friday they drew 2-2 with South Korea and that on Tuesday they will play against Japan at 5:30 in the morning.
The case of Quintero’s injury, a Junior player from Barranquilla, became a whole novel with multiple versions and that leaves many doubts about the handling that they have given to what, on paper, was the most important reinforcement in the Colombian League .
Quintero was hit on March 12, when Junior lost 1-2 against Envigado in Barranquilla. That day, the Antioquia midfielder played the entire game.
The player was not called up for the match on the 18th of the same month against Santa Fe in Barranquilla due to injury. However, he was authorized to travel to South Korea to join the Colombian National Team.
«He wanted to stay, he even stayed because they had told him to travel before and he didn’t because he was hoping to recover, he wanted to be with us in the debut,» said the Junior coach, Hernán Darío Gómez, to ESPN.
The Colombian Football Federation sent images of Colombia’s training on Korean soil and Quintero was seen training normally.
Quintero was later ruled out for the match against South Korea. The coach Néstor Lorenzo gave his version of the matter at a press conference.
«Juanfer received a blow to the calf, to the tibia, which caused him pain, Junior’s medical team and the team spoke, a study was carried out. It came out that he had no injury, that’s why he traveled, but he still has pain We are going to see how it evolves, the medical staff evaluates it, it is evolving, managing to alleviate the pain, everything is the origin of a blow, there is no diagnosis of injury,» said Lorenzo.
Faced with criticism about the player’s call despite being injured, Quintero himself revealed on his social networks the result of the exam he took in Barranquilla before traveling to Asian territory.
Finally, Quintero was discarded in the National Team and left the concentration. Now, the Diario Deportes portal reveals that the injury to the Junior player turned out to be more complicated than expected.
According to Diario Deportes, Quintero has a stress fracture of the tibia. “The player underwent an MRI in Ulsan (South Korea), by decision of Dr. Gustavo Pineda, doctor of the Colombian National Team, which produced that result. Stress fractures occur due to long-term physical exercises or excessive load for which the bone structure is not prepared, according to specialized online media, ”says her.
«The unheard of thing is that Luis Javier Fernández, Junior’s doctor, gave Quintero a free pass for Quintero’s trip to Korea and Japan with the Colombian National Team because his diagnosis was that Juanfer was not injured, as indeed he is,» Add Daily Sports.
Quintero will have an initial disability of four weeks, which will take him out of at least the next five Junior games in the League. It should be remembered that the team was eliminated from the Copa Sudamericana, losing 1-0 against Deportes Tolima.