The Argentine Football Association announced that the diagnosis showed that its player Exequiel Palacios had a fracture in the lumbar region and that he will remain in the hospital under observation.
Palacios was injured in the lower back after intervention by Angelo Romero, the Paraguayan player, during the match that ended with Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay on Friday morning GMT in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Palacios, the German Bayer Leverkusen player, was knocked out after injury and was replaced by Giovanni Lo Celso, Tottenham’s English player.
Lu Celso succeeded in creating the Argentine national team’s goal, sending a perfect ball from a corner kick, from which Nicholas Gonzalez, 22, scored his first goal as a jersey for the Argentine national team.
The Argentine national team topped the South American qualifiers temporarily with seven points, pending the Brazil-Venezuela match scheduled for Saturday, GMT, where the Brazilian team ranks second with six points.