Atalanta will lose a vital piece in the offensive zone after having confirmed Duván Zapata’s injury in an official statement. The striker had left the match against Torino at 37′ due to discomfort in his left leg.
The brief report from the Bergamo team states that “the instrumental tests to which the Colombian striker was subjected showed a moderate partial injury to the semimembranosus muscle of the left thigh.”
In addition, the message warns that “recovery times are not currently quantifiable and depend on the clinical evolution of the player”, which is why the return of the coffee grower to the field of play is unknown.
Despite not having scored as many in the new season, Zapata continues to be a fundamental player in Gian Piero Gasperini’s scheme, who will have to prepare his team to visit Monza on Monday and will have the chance to remain as leader in case of obtaining the three points.
On the other hand, the 31-year-old attacker will also be unknown to Néstor Lorenzo, the new coach of the Colombian National Team. The Argentine strategist will debut at the command of the selected team on September 24 and 27, when he faces Mexico and Guatemala.
However, given the unknown date of Zapata’s return, there is the possibility that the scorer is not part of those summoned. The last time he wore the National Team jersey was on November 26, 2021, in a match against Paraguay for the South American Qualifiers.
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