Miguel Almiron’s Copa America looks to be over just as it was really getting started.
The 27-year-old bagged a goal and an assist in last week’s 2-0 win over Chile which guaranteed them a place in the quarter-finals, however the Newcastle United No.10 has suffered what looks to be a tournament ending injury in last night’s clash with Uruguay.
In their final game of the group phase, Almiron was forced off on the half hour mark with a hamstring injury – coming at the point his country were 1-0 down thanks to an Edinson Cavani spot-kick.
As you can see by the clip below, he left the field in floods of tears, suggesting he knows his tournament is over ahead of a potential quarter final against one of Ecuador, Colombia or Peru:
Let’s hope this isn’t a bad one for Miggy, although it seems pretty clear he’s not going to make their quarter-final clash set to be played later this week between Friday 2nd July and Sunday 4th.
A victim of two non-stop seasons in the Premier League – which often saw him run more than anyone else on the pitch – mixed in with a host of long trips to South America to represent his country?
Who knows, but this is a crushing blow for Almiron, showing the highs and lows football can bring on a night fellow Mag Fabian Schar progressed to the quarter finals of Euro 2020 following a shock win over France.