Sampaio will not be able to count on striker Rooney and midfielder Ferrera in the upcoming matches due to the veto right from the medical department. The next appointment for Tricolor in the second division of the Brazilian championship will be against CSA, Saturday (5), 16:30, at Rei Pelé.
Sampaio physiotherapist Marcos Richeli explained that Ferreira will adhere to the CBF’s Covid-19 protocol, so the team will miss the match for two more rounds, against CSA and Ponte Preta.
Rooney starts against Goias but is injured – Photo: Disclosure / Sampaio
On Friday, we did the benchmark test for games. Ferrera was diagnosed with COVID-19 in this test. We ran a new test the next day and it was already negative, but the CBF protocol has changed and what matters in the match is the first result. Since he’s not showing any symptoms, he’ll be out of training and gaming for ten days – Riccelli explained.
Rooney, on the other hand, played against Goiás but was substituted in the first half and recovery of the striker will require more time.
Rooney suffered a second degree injury to the posterior muscle of the right thigh. The average time to re-evaluate a player is about three weeks – he concluded.
As for Ferreira’s whereabouts, the trend is to save Mauro Silva. In attack, Jajá took Rooney’s place and started the lead for the title match at the weekend.
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