The 0-0 draw with Goiás, on Saturday (2), for the 22nd round of the Brazilian Championship, brought a low for Internacional. Striker Pedro Henrique suffered a fracture in his left arm and will undergo surgery this Sunday (3).
As found by the report of the soccer in vein, the estimated recovery period is one month. With that, Pedro Henrique will miss Inter in the two Libertadores semifinal games against Fluminense, which will take place on September 27th and October 4th.
Fracture occurred in dispute in the penalty area
Pedro Henrique’s injury occurred in the 41st minute of the second half in the goalless draw in Serrinha. In dispute in the penalty area, defender Bruno Melo, from Goiás, kicked the left forearm of the Inter player. After receiving medical attention, the attacker continued on the field in the match, which lasted until the 54th minute. However, he left the stadium with a sling on his arm.
Surgery and pin placement
With the return of the delegation to Porto Alegre, Pedro underwent medical examinations that diagnosed a fracture of the ulna, as disclosed by Inter. It is the largest bone in the forearm.
In this Sunday’s surgery, a pin will be placed at the site. The aim is to speed up the athlete’s recovery process.
Fracture in bad technical moment
The injury suffered by Pedro Henrique happens at a technically bad moment for the athlete. Reserve under the command of Eduardo Coudet, the striker had not been performing well in the opportunities received.
Inter’s top scorer at the beginning of the year, in the Campeonato Gaúcho, Pedro Henrique is experiencing a goal drought. The last time he scored was on June 22, from the penalty spot, in the 1-0 victory over Coritiba, for the Brasileirão.