ANDl start of the preseason does not change the face of Peru Nolaskoain. The rojiblanco footballer begins the course out of competition … and will continue for a good time. The midfielder converted by Berizzo to the position of center-back underwent surgery on his right ankle last April, which had been his torment throughout the season: he was injured in June 2020 when he played for Deportivo on loan from Athletic and 13 months later he continues to be battered . “It is not a completely positive evolution, so we are re-evaluating the case so we still do not have expectations of a date for his return,” explained Josean Lekue, head of the club’s medical services.
The concern with Peru is evident. The right ankle has given him much more war than expected. Last season, he was barely able to participate in a friendly -against Sevilla coinciding with one of the FIFA windows- and in addition to the ankle problems he had some additional episode of muscle injuries, conditioned by the existing damage to the ankle. “It has a good breakdown,” Gaizka Garitano highlighted in his day when he was questioned, how long would the player be on leave?
Peru has stalled its progression. In October he will turn 23 years of age and his list of matches with the first team remains in the 10 that he played under Berizzo (9) and Garitano (1) in the 18-19 season, that of his debut. The Argentine used him as a center back while the current Eibar coach used him in a Cup match and allowed him to finish the season in the subsidiary. The footballer renewed for Athletic until 2024 shortly after debuting with a termination clause of 60 million euros. La Real had been interested in his hiring and the rojiblanco club reacted with a high-level renovation.
The insidious ankle injury has become a drag on the player, who this season He was going to leave on loan but now it is not certain that he will find a destination because no one can confirm that he will recover in time. The club is now evaluating whether the one from Zumaia will travel to the Swiss stage (August 16-24) or will continue with its set-up in Lezama. It is a common forecast for Zarraga, Córdoba and Kodro, also in the process of rehabilitating surgical interventions but with the anticipation of returning to the dynamics of the group coinciding with the start of LaLiga.
None of those mentioned is part of the group that has opened this Saturday the round of training of the day. The first session of the day is at 10.30 am and after lunch and rest the team will return to activity at 6.30 pm.