Last Thursday (24th), São Paulo suffered a big scare at the end of the first half of the defeat against LDU, for the Copa Sudamericana. Beraldo collided with an opponent and fell to the ground in pain. Due to the strong images, many feared a serious injury to the defender’s knee. However, the impact ended up causing an ankle injury. Undergoing examinations in Ecuador hours after the match, the young man was diagnosed only with a sprain, without fractures at the site.
The news was quite celebrated among São Paulo fans, who see Beraldo as one of the most important players on the team. On social networks, tricolors showed relief with the result of the exam and projected the presence of the defender in the return duel against LDU, for the quarterfinals of the Sudamericana, and in the final of the Copa do Brasil, against Flamengo.
phew our jewelry is fine
— ؘ (@jbcardigan) August 26, 2023
Man, by the image, being just that is a true miracle. Best news!
— Davih (@Davihcastanho) August 25, 2023
Whewwww what a scare, what great news.
— Leonardo Arruda (@MoreiraArr) August 25, 2023
Great news. The concern for his images and his departure from the field was great. Beraldo is a playmaker. We look forward to your return as soon as possible.
— Thiago (@ThiagoArruda51) August 26, 2023
Check the note from São Paulo on Beraldo’s situation
“Substituted in the duel with LDU due to a sprained left ankle, defender Beraldo underwent an imaging exam in Quito, which did not detect any fractures. The defender showed significant improvement from yesterday to today and will continue undergoing physiotherapy treatment with the club’s professionals who are in Ecuador”, said the club through social networks.
Replaced in the duel with LDU due to a sprained left ankle, defender Beraldo underwent an imaging exam in Quito, which did not detect any fractures.
The defender showed significant improvement from yesterday to today and will continue in physiotherapy treatment with the… pic.twitter.com/yKTEFb84eC
— Sao Paulo FC (@SaoPauloFC) August 25, 2023
Beraldo plays the return match against LDU?
It is still uncertain whether Beraldo will be present in the return match against LDU, in Morumbi. What is known is that the defender will undergo intensive treatment to try to recover in time for the decisive match. The defender has a swollen ankle area, although his recovery progressed well overnight. There’s a chance he’ll be on the field next Thursday, but that will depend, of course, on how the swelling in the area progresses by then.
São Paulo was defeated by 2 to 1 in the altitude of Quito. Therefore, he will have to chase the result at Morumbi. To qualify for the semifinals, Tricolor needs to win by two or more goals difference. Triumph by one goal takes the decision to penalties. Any other result gives the vacancy to the Ecuadorians.
Will Beraldo be available to Dorival in the Copa do Brasil final?
If on the one hand Beraldo runs the risk of being left out of the duel of the quarterfinals of the Sudamericana, on the other hand, the defender is not a concern for the very final of the Copa do Brasil. This is because, as mentioned, the defender’s injury is not considered serious, and there will be time for his return.
Flamengo and São Paulo make the decision of the national knockout. The games are scheduled for the 17th and 24th of September. Next Monday (28), the CBF will carry out at its headquarters (Rio de Janeiro) the draw of the field men. Futebol na Veia will be present at the event and will let you know everything about the grand final between the red-black and tricolor teams.
Sao Paulo next games
- América-MG x São Paulo – Brazilian Championship – Arena Independência – Sunday (8/27), at 4 pm (Brasília time);
- São Paulo x LDU – Copa Sudamericana (quarterfinals – round) – Morumbi – Thursday (31), at 7 pm (Brasília time);
- São Paulo x Coritiba – Brazilian Championship – Morumbi – Sunday (9/3), at 8:30 pm (Brasília time)