THE BALL – Do you know how many games Porro has lost to injury? (Athletic)

Pedro Porro missed the 13th official match of the season in Guimarães due to physical problems. After his first season with a lion on his chest, with a total of 37 games played, including 35 for the title, which even earned him his absolute debut in the main Spanish team, the 22-year-old right-back, who will be a permanent lion from May, he had an intermittent second season at Alvalade.

Of the 45 official matches that Sporting have already played in 2021/2022, Pedro Porro has participated in less than half of them as a starter (21), in addition to seven others as a second-hand substitute. Still, enough to have already scored four goals, in addition to six assists.

Porro’s physical problems, however, started in the final stretch of last season. In the match against Boavista, in the 32nd round, which sealed the conquest of the league title, Pedro Porro suffered a muscle injury in his left thigh which removed him from the accounts, both of the main national team of Spain and under- 21s.

He returned to pre-season and in the private with Belenenses SAD, on July 15, suffered a dislocation of the upper tibioperoneal joint of the right knee, missing the Supercup and the first round of the championship. Then, in November, a new injury to the right thigh, against Besiktas, which forced him to leave in the 17th minute, to miss the match with Paços de Ferreira and not to return until the last minutes of the Portuguese Cup match. , with Varzim. . The following month, the first time the tendon gave way. Again with Boavista, from where he came out at half-time, Porro suffered from tendinopathy in his right thigh, was out for a month and, when he was about to return, against Leça, he had some resentment in the warm-up.

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