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BAD YEAR FOR GUARDADO

25 Dec 2010
Andrés Guardado has only been available for 20 of the 46 official matches played on the year; this means only the 44% of the total. The causes were the nine injuries that the Mexican suffered in 2010.

Mexican winger Andrés Guardado has had a very bad 2010 due to the several injury cases that he has suffered within the period, and it’s that he sustained nine muscular problems that forced him to miss 25 of the 46 official matches -39 in liga and 7 in Copa Del Rey- that Deportivo disputed on the year.

All started on January 10 as he was tackled by Osasuna’s Nekounam during a liga match at the Riazor; it was confirmed later that he suffered a stress fracture injury and the Mexican was going to stay out of action for a month. He returned on February 20 against Xérez CD, but in that same match had to be replaced at minute 60 due to an adductor problem.

This new case didn’t prevent him to play in the next match against Villarreal, but just one month later -March 20- he sustained a tight injury during a training session, and in this occasion the Mexican was forced to miss the liga clashes against Real Valladolid and Sporting Gijón.

Then, a new injury occurred on April 18; it was during the liga clash against UD Almeria (matchday 33); at minute 13 the player went to the bench and requested his substitution, two minutes later he left the pitch with a new muscular problem (adductor). After this case the club and the winger agreed in sending him back to Mexico in order to start preparing his participation in the FIFA World Cup. Therefore, Guardado was not going to play anymore with Depor during the rest of the season 2009/10.

But the ghost of the injuries chased Andrés to Mexico, because  before the World Cup he suffered a new injury after been tackled by Manuel Iturra during a friendly game against Chile; luckily he was able to recover before Mexico debuted in the event.

Then the winger returned to La Coruña and started the pre-season stage with Depor, and on September 15 he sustained the first injury of the present campaign, it was a knee problem suffered during a training session, but at least he didn’t miss any game.

And the biggest problem suffered by Guardado during the present year occurred on October 12; he was still recovering from the previous knee problem and was concentrated with Mexico in Ciudad Juárez, then he sustained a hamstring injury on his left thigh during a training session; he was going to stay out of action for a month.

 And just when it seemed that Guardado was going to return he suffered a relapse; it was during a training session that took place at Abegondo on November 4; the doctors determined that the previous wound was reopened and had to start all over again. The Mexican stayed out for another month and returned for the last liga matchday of the year (against Sporting Gijón).

Unfortunately the Mexican just lasted 30 minutes in that game as he asked for the change after feeling something in the same hamstring region where he suffered the previous injury. Then the player travelled to Mexico in order to spend Christmas with his family and the doctors were expecting for the results of the scans, but suddenly the player came out saying that he wasn’t injured, and that his exit from the game against the Asturians was just a precaution measure.

As he told to reporters in Mexico, “You already know that I’m here, good, but you should know that everything is fine. I just want to tell you that I am not injured. I never got injured during the last game, so please do not make conclusions and avoid the gossips. If I left the pitch it was just a precaution measure.”  Now, the club waits that the player will return on next Tuesday and then it will be determined if he is fine or not.

FOUR MORE CASES
The situation of Guardado isn’t the only recurring case that has affected Deportivo during 2010, because the club also saw how Riki, Juca, Lassad and Ze Castro were struck by the injuries during the whole year. Juca has had countless thigh problems and has only played four games on this season, while Riki has suffered of everything, from a knee problem to appendicitis . Meanwhile, Ze Castro already left the pitch in three opportunities, all of them caused by an adductor problem.

The only player that seems to be ending with his nightmare is Lassad, the Tunisian striker had several muscular problems during the past season, but on the present one he has just missed two games, the first one was the opening matchday against Zaragoza due to a hamstring problem, and then he missed the home match with Malaga due to an ankle sprain –matchday 12-

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