Via their official Twitter account, Boca Juniors reported that Exequiel Zeballos underwent successful surgery on the afternoon of August 11th. Hours earlier, the ‘xeneize’ team had announced the medical report of the 20-year-old attacker: broken tibia and injuries affecting the ligaments of the right ankle.
‘Changuito’ Zeballos after surgery. Photo: Twitter @BocaJrsOficial
Last Wednesday August 10th at 8am of the match against Agropecuario the attacker ‘xeneize’ received a criminal kick from Milton Leyendeker. The defender was sent off after the cunning entry, while the ‘Changuito’ had to be taken off the field.
How long will Zeballos be out in Boca?
Through a statement published on their website, Boca Juniors announced how long Zeballos will be away from the pitch. According to the medical department of the auriazul team, his return to competitive sports practice will take between four and six months.
In the statement, they also indicated that the attacker was making good progress. Also, you don’t have to support your foot for three weeks. After this time, you will need to use crutches for another three weeks. After that, the renovation work begins.
Medicinal part of ‘Changuito’ Zeballos. Photo: Take up Twitter @BocaJrsOficial
How many Argentine league games will Zeballos miss?
“Changuito”‘s complicated injury will prevent him from playing football until the end of 2022. However, his “consolation” is that the Argentine Professional Soccer League ends as a World Cup year on October 23. In other words, there will be no more football in November or December of this year.
In other words, the ‘xeneize’ winger will miss the remaining 15 dates in the league. However, everything will depend on how his complicated injury develops. In Boca, they hope Zeballos can be back for 2023 preseason work.