U17 Venezuela win leaves three players injured

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In the wake of Peru’s 2-1 victory against Venezuela in the South American Under-17s Soccer Championship being held in
Ecuador at the moment, three members of the squad have been reported injured. One has suffered a thigh injury and two have damaged knee ligaments; one of the latter also suffered a concussion.

The team doctor now has to ensure that the two defenders are match fit in time for their fixture against Brazil tomorrow; the forward, as well as being the more seriously injured, has been expelled from the tournament.

In a pep talk before the game, coach Juan José Oré told the players “you have had more rest days, those injured are now back on form, you’re taking well to the altitude, with what you’ve done so far we can all go to Chimborazo if you want.”

See also:
Peru beat Venezuela in U17 soccer championship
Peru through to the next stage in South American Under 17 football cup

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