Last Monday (6), Santos received the diagnosis of defender Joaquim, who left the field after feeling pain. According to Lucas Musetti, the tests showed that the player had a ligament injury in his ankle and a new assessment will be made to confirm the result. If proven, Joaquim will be out of Peixe for a few weeks.
Thus, Joaquim can return to Santos games in the debut of the Brasileirão, against Grêmio. However, the journalist said that there is a possibility that the tests show that the defender had a more serious injury. In this case, the player must undergo surgery and extend the time away.
Without Joaquim, Santos prepares for a duel in Brazil’s Cup
Already without the defender, Peixe will have an appointment this Thursday (9), at 9:30 pm (Brasília time), against Iguatu, for the Brazil’s Cup. Santos faces the Ceará team in Vila Belmiro with the objective of continuing in the competition and appeasing the atmosphere of post-Paulistão pressure.
However, Alvinegro Praiano will not be able to count on their fans at the Santos stadium. Due to confusion in Brazil’s Cup of 2022 against Corinthians, when a fan invaded the lawn and threatened goalkeeper Cássio. Therefore, Santos received the punishment of acting without fans in two matches as principal.
In this stage, only the victory classifies one of the teams. So, if the game between Santos and Iguatu ends in a tie on any score, the game will have a penalty shootout to define who advances in the competition.