Tuesday, July 03, 2007

It's Official: Crespo's Out

A split second after passing Diego Maradona on the all-time scorers list for Argentina, Hernan Crespo tore the thigh muscle in his right leg. This morning all tests came back negative, meaning the Inter man will be out of action for at least the next three weeks.

Of course this means that the race is on to replace Crespo in the starting line-up. The Argentine press seems to have narrowed the field to Diego Milito and Carlos Tevez. All indications are that coach Alfio Basile prefers to play with at least one forward who can play with his back to goal, thus Milito is in the driver's seat.

Crespo surpasses Maradona [ITV]
Crespo to miss rest of Copa America (in Spanish) [TyC Sports]
Who'll be the new No. 9? (in Spanish) [Olé]


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