After being replaced in the starting eleven at the last minute, the team announced that Jonathan dos Santos suffered a calf injury. But the LA Galaxy coach diluted the medical part
Jonathan dos Santos is injured in the warming and causes loss in LA Galaxy
CARSON, Calif. – The injury to Mexican midfielder Jonathan dos Santos may not be significant, at least that’s what the LA Galaxy coach said after the game against Atlanta United. On Saturday night, Jonathan was included in the LA Galaxy starting lineup. While his brother Giovani was on the bench, returning from a muscle injury that had him out of the competition for four MLS games. When the team performed the warm-up, Jonathan seemed to have discomfort and received attention from the members of the technical staff and doctor of his team, in the field.
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The youngest of the two Dos Santos brothers who play at LA Galaxy left the field, and the team announced before starting the game that would be replaced in the starting lineup by Baggio Husidic. The initial part disclosed was “a calf injury”. But when it came to offering details after the match (0-2 defeat), Sigi Schmid, coach of LA Galaxy did not seem very worried. “They’re going to have to talk to Jonathan,” the coach told the press. “He felt (Jona) something during the warm-up and felt he could not go on,” Schmid said and then doubted himself. “It seemed that at one point he believed he could continue, he consulted with our coaches, his brother and others, and decided he could not continue.”
Minute 11 … #Mexican Jona dos Santos decided to go to the bench and not to the box after being dropped due to calf injury during warm-up #LAGalaxy #MLS @RobAbramowitz @PimentoFutbol @futbolMLS @ EricGomez86 @arieljudas pic.twitter.com/PUN3PsWnEX
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None of the brothers dos Santos was available to the press after the game, but Jonathan was seen during the first half of the match leaving the dressing room and sitting on the bench after having changed clothes. For Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, coach of Atlanta United, the situation was beneficial in a certain way, but unfortunate at the same time. “The absence of Jonathan and that Gio is in the bank, for any rival that comes, is a very important advantage,” he said.
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And he ended by praising the pair of Mexicans, “I’ve known him since my time in Barcelona. They are two excellent players and unfortunately it happened what happened to him during the warm-up. “