SANTIAGO.- Last Sunday was a dark day for Cobreloa. In addition to being defeated by Santiago Morning at the debut match of the Apertura tournament, the team was also hit by an injury to player Rodrigo Mannara.
The forward had to be substituted at the match played in the Municipal Stadium of La Pintana and was diagnosed with a pulled muscle in his right calf which, according to "El Mercurio de Calama", will keep him off the field for 15 days.
Mannara will therefore have to miss out on his team's match against the Universidad de Concepción this afternoon (7:00 p.m.) for the quarter finals of the Chilean Cup at the Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso de Coquimbo sports stadium.
Additionally, Coach Marcelo Trobbiana will not be able to count on the Argentine national during the next two matches of the Apertura tournament, when the team is scheduled to play a home game against Ñublense and an away event against the Universidad de Chile.
Mannara lived up to his nickname of "La Furia" (Spanish for "The Fury"), while stating that "there were so many opportunities and we didn't take even one of them; then this happens, we lose and I end up injured".