Colorado Rapids midfielder Vicente Sanchez has revealed that he could be back in action before the World Cup begins. The 34-year-old has been missing from the first team action for the last few weeks due to a knee injury. The MLS will be taking a break for about three weeks due to the World Cup commitments. The Uruguay defender has said that he is likely to come back before the break. Sanchez has been one of the important players for the club this season after scoring five goals.
Four of those goals have been from the penalty spot, but these goals have helped the club stay in hunt for a play-off place at the end of the season. He suffered the injury while playing against LA Galaxy a few weeks ago. Back then, the club confirmed that he will miss the next two weeks of action. Rapids manager Pablo Mastroeni confirmed a few days ago that the club is working extremely hard to bring the player back before this timeframe. He, however, also maintained that has one of the older players in the squad, they also have to be cautious before pushing him to the limits.
Pablo Mastroeni says that the club do not want to lose him for two or three months by bringing him back too soon.
“It’s healing quickly. I’m hoping to be back on the field soon. I think it’s all going well,” said the midfielder. “He’s a good person to have available. Obviously a wealth of experience, and more importantly he’s a game changer, a guy that can flip the game on its head. We want to make sure that he comes back 100 percent. It’s just 11 games into the season, we don’t want him out for two more months,” said the coach about racing him back.