He recovered from the discomfort that made him ask for the change in the match against Argentinos. De la Cruz and Paulo Díaz, two other key pieces that are close to turning around.
Training this Wednesday morning at the Ezeiza RiverCamp He left another good news for Martin Demichelis, in his quest not to lose more players due to physical problems. The thing is Miguel Borjawho had requested the change against Argentine Juniors In the second half, due to an overload in the right hamstring, he worked normally along with the group and is available for the game on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. against Tigrein victory.
Undoubtedly, it is a great peace of mind for the coach, who will be able to count on a player who comes directly facing the rival goal. The Colombian is the main source of goals for this team: Although in the tournament he has added one (the temporary draw against Argentinos, from a penalty), he has accumulated 12 in his last 15 games, counting the final dates of the last Professional League, the start of the current one and the preseason friendlies.
In this way, with Borja already recovered, and within the starting team to be the center forward, Salomón Rondón must wait to have his chance to start the match, unless Demichelis tries putting them together from the start. Until now, that possibility has not occurred, since the two times that the Venezuelan entered, against Belgrano and Argentinos, he did it for the Colombian.
Facing the match against Tigre, Demichelis will also assess whether Nicolás De La Cruz and Paulo Díaz may be among those called up, who since Monday have been training alongside the group. That the Uruguayan and the Chilean are ready to play again is of vital importance for River. Above all, due to the presence of the Uruguayan midfielder, who can provide the game quota that the team is lacking in midfield.
In turn, De La Cruz also stands out for his ability to recover balls, so he can fulfill double duty. He also has a good setback, something the coach gives great importance to in his game plan.
Since Demichelis took over as River technical director, De La Cruz trained normally for the first time this week. After playing in the World Cup in Qatar, the Uruguayan underwent stem cell treatment in his right knee to strengthen it, for which he trained differently during the preseason in Miami, without being able to add playing minutes.
And he did it that way to have an efficient recovery from his time in the operating room. The set-up continued and was completed at the Ezeiza RiverCamp, until this Monday he returned to training with the group. Now, the coaching staff will evaluate him physically and footballingly to see if they can count on him against Tigre or if his return occurs the following week against Arsenal.
Díaz’s return is also taken as important news since with his presence, The Chilean can reinforce a sensitive area of the playing field, such as the central defense in Riverwho had been having problems, which were in the background against Argentinos, given the very good work of Enzo Díaz.
The Chilean underwent an arthroscopy on his right knee in December 2022, after returning from a tour with the Chilean team with discomfort in that area. The defender began training alongside the group in the United States, but then he returned to working separately and with the kinesiologists, since he felt pain and they had to lower the loads and intensity of the practices. His return, now, is imminent since he is recovered.