One of Colombia’s top World Cup strikers, Carlos Bacca left the Sao Paulo training field with a possible muscular injury on his right leg on Sunday, according to local media.
The player on Colombia’s World Cup team has been evaluated by the medical team, but the Colombia’s Soccer Federation has yet to release any details.
Carlos Bacca plays for the Spanish team Sevilla FC.
According to El Tiempo newspaper, Bacca made a goal during practice but it was the shot of that goal that must’ve injured, what seems to be, the player’s quadriceps.
Bacca was able to leave the training field under his own accord, but was seen touching his right leg, covering his face with his shirt, and obviously upset.
Colombia’s national team’s press chief, Mauricio Correa, said “Bacca hurt a muscle,” according to El Espectador newspaper. Correa said that medics will examine Bacca to determine the severity of the injury.
Carlos Bacca did not play in Colombia’s 3-0 victory against Greece, but was a hopeful to substitute Radamel Falcao.
According to El Tiempo, World Cup rules does not allow Colombia’s team to call any other players to substitute Bacca in the case that he is gravely injured. This only could have been done 24 hours before Saturday’s first match against Greece.
- Carlos Bacca salió con molestias del entrenamiento de Colombia (El Espectador)
- Bacca dejó el entrenamiento con molestias en la pierna derecha (El Tiempo)