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THE ABSENCE OF BODIPO

22 Sep 2006
Rodolfo Bodipo's long-term absence has given a new headache to Caparr�s. It's the fifth serious injury suffered by a Depor's player during the present year. The club has to study now the convenience of signing a replacement, or to stay waiting for his comeback. For the moment Caparr�s is saying that he wants to wait.

It's the fifth time that a Depor's player suffers a complicate injury during the year 2006. Juan Carlos Valer�n has fell twice with knee ligaments problems, while Pablo �lvarez broke his foot when he was playing in Sporting Gij�n. Andrade was the last case a couple of months ago. Now Rodolfo Bodipo has joined the list with the same injury suffered by Valer�n.

The casualty of the Guinean striker is creating a hole in the Galician squad, Sebasti�n Taborda has continued with his muscular problems, and the club doesn't know if Adri�n L�pez will be able to play with Deportivo this season. This means that Caparr�s has only Riki and Arizmendi as the alternatives to cover the position of striker.

Cristian Hidalgo, Fabi�n Estoyanoff and Juan Rodr�guez are other options previously tested by Caparr�s, but he isn't convinced yet about their effectiveness in that job. For the moment the Sevillan trainer will wait for Bodipo's comeback as he appointed to the media: "We are just thinking of the recuperation of Bodipo and we won't make any movement, let's see what happens."

But Caparr�s could be forced to search for alternatives if things became complicated, and if the squad begins to miss the goals. The first solution could be in Fabril: Rub�n Rivera, Aridane and Iv�n P�rez are the most clear options. The second alternative is to sign a new reinforcement, but this possibility is difficult to fulfil for the economic problems in the club.

C�sar 'Chelito' Delgado should be the first name on the list, but his condition of non-communitary player will block his incorporation before December, in that month it's expected that Mun�a will obtain his Spanish passport and the club will be able to sign the Argentinean striker. But first Depor has to reach an agreement with Cruz Azul, a task that seems difficult to fulfill.

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