Experienced midfielder felt discomfort and had confirmed injury; treatment can last up to three weeks
After the 1-0 victory last Sunday (31), against São Paulo, at Arena da Baixada, Athletico Paranaense followed the good moment on the field and returned to add three points in the Brazilian Championship to accentuate the fight at the top. , adding 34 points and occupying the 4th position. The match could mark Marlos’ return to the red-black team, but the midfielder felt discomfort before entering.
After a controversy involving his desire to leave the club, Marlos returned to the subject of Hurricane, now in the medical department. At the age of 34, the midfielder had a confirmed calf injury and, as a result, will be absent from the team led by Felipão in the coming weeks. With only 12 games left in the season since he returned to Brazilian football, he is likely to miss the decisive clashes of the month.
Annoyed with the short playing time, he was called by Scolari to play against São Paulo, one of his former clubs, but he felt pain and asked not to enter while he warmed up. With exams during the week, Marlos had a small injury detected, which will require a treatment period of two to three weeks, losing games against Estudiantes and Flamengo, for the Libertadores and Copa do Brasil.
From Athletico’s point of view, the low shouldn’t be so felt, since Marlos hardly plays with Felipão. In fact, the former player and idol of Shakhtar Donetsk, from Ukraine, has not been on the field since May 26, when he faced Caracas, still in the Libertadores group stage. In the Brazilian Championship, there were only four games played, none as a starter, and an average of 30 minutes per game.