Atlanta United loanee Franco Escobar breaks bone in foot after Newell’s return

Franco Escobar’s return to Newell’s Old Boys is off to a tough start, with the Argentine Primera Division membership asserting that the defender has fractured his foot’s fifth metatarsal, pushing any debut down the street.

Escobar is on loan at Newell’s from Atlanta United for the 2021 season, rejoining the membership he played for from 2015-17 earlier than coming to the 5 Stripes. A part of Atlanta’s MLS Cup-winning team in 2018, Escobar had two goals and 5 assists in 63 video games (58 begins) throughout the last three seasons.

Primarily a proper back who also can play centrally in a pinch, Escobar’s move includes a purchase order possibility, in accordance with The Athletic‘s Felipe Cardenas. His move additionally comes amid Atlanta appointing Gabriel Heinze as head coach as they search a return to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.

It’s unclear precisely how lengthy Escobar can be sidelined, although Newell’s are within the early parts of their season. They’ve additionally certified for the 2021 Copa Sudamericana because the best team to not qualify for the Copa Libertadores.


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