Monday, January 25

Fidel will have to wait one more week to return

Fidel Chaves.
Matías Segarra

Fidel Chaves, except for a last minute radical change, will not be available for the match on Saturday (2pm) against Cádiz. The footballer from Huelva has not yet recovered from the micro-rupture in the soleus that he suffered in the match against Celta. The winger franjiverde does not have a good feeling when he forces the zone with demanding exercises.

Faced with this situation, both the coaching staff and the doctors are going to be cautious and wait another week for the small tear to heal better. In addition, these types of injuries require a minimum of three weeks to recover and it is an area that, if it does not heal well, can cause a relapse and a greater tear, which would force you to be sick for much longer.

Another reason not to force is the tough schedule that Elche has ahead of him in December, in which he will play five games. Against Villarreal, Granada, Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid in the League and against Buñol in the Copa del Rey. The intention is that Fidel can recover well taking into account that they are going to be very demanding matches, against rivals from the upper zone of the classification and in which Almirón could decide to return to the system of three centrals and two lanes and, in that case , the Huelva footballer is presented as a fundamental man to occupy the left lane.

In principle, Fidel will be out against Cádiz and it is expected that he can already be in good condition for the match that the franjiverde team will play on Sunday, December 6 (6:00 p.m.), at the La Cerámica stadium against Villarreal.

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For his part, the Argentine Juan Sánchez Miño, who also has a contracture in his calf, which prevented him from entering the squad in the last game against Levante, is evolving better than Fidel and is responding well to the effort exercises to which he the recuperators are submitting him.

In principle, it is expected that he can arrive in time for the clash against Cádiz, but, at the moment, it remains a doubt.

With the Argentine they do not want to take risks either, especially knowing that he is not a starting player and that there are footballers available for the left back. Josema complied in the match against Levante and Youssouf Koné is training normally this week after returning from training with the Mali national team last Friday.

Rigoni, indefinite leave

The one who will take the longest to return to the pitch is Emi Rigoni. The Argentine midfielder is still convalescing from the shoulder injury that was caused in a fall during the match against Celta. At the moment the operation has been ruled out and the medical team of the Elche club headed by Dr. César Quesada has opted for a conservative treatment to try to shorten deadlines.

Rigoni is totally ruled out for Saturday’s game against Cádiz and, at least, should be a couple more weeks in the dry dock. He is expected to be able to play before the end of the year and the Copa match against Buñol on December 16 is one of the dates that are managed so that he can test himself and evaluate if he is well recovered.

Otherwise, you would have to wait until January. In any case, everything will depend on how it evolves, the sensations that the player has and the possible fear of a possible fall that could damage the shoulder again.

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