Captain of the dragons was left out of the National Team call-up. He’s dealing with myalgia in his right leg.
Pepe was left out of the National Team squad for the games against Slovakia and Luxembourg due to physical problems and, this Friday, FC Porto confirmed the type of injury: the captain of the dragons is suffering from myalgia in his right leg.
On Iván Jaime’s first day at Olival’s training centre, the central veteran joined the clinical bulletin, being in doubt for Sunday’s match against Arouca. In addition to Pepe, Romário Baró and Gabriel Veron are still undergoing treatment, while Evanilson continued his integrated conditioning training regimen.
At the end of the morning, remember, coach Roberto Martínez explained that Pepe had not received a « medical green light » to be part of Portugal’s chosen list, like other injured players, such as Renato Sanches, Nuno Mendes and Raphael Guerreiro.
The blue and white squad returns to work at 10:00 am on Saturday, again at Olival.