Gago played 45 minutes and was captain of the reserve (Photo: @BocaJrsOficial).
Midfielder Fernando Gago returned on Saturday to play football after exactly seven months in the reserve game that Boca Juniors and Unión de Santa Fe played at the Casa Amarilla .
The central midfielder reappeared after the rupture of the anterior and lateral cruciate ligament in the right knee, who suffered last October 5 at La Bombonera when he defended the shirt of the Argentine team against Peru for the South American Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
Gago, 32, was the captain of the team by Rolando Schiavi and played only the first half (he left his place to Mauro Luna Diale) due to the state of a heavy playing field due to the rain that fell in the city of Buenos Aires.
Coach Guillermo Barros Schelot to and the president Daniel Angelici followed the performance of the player from one of the headers of the auxiliary court.
The decision to return in the reserve division was taken on Friday in a meeting that the player himself had with the club's medical staff. , the Mellizo and Angelici.
Gago's intention was to return to the first division team and add a few minutes in Sunday's game against Union de Santa Fe if Boca had the chance to be crowned champion, something that could not happen date for the victory of Godoy Cruz de Mendoza against Argentinos Juniors in La Paternal.
But due to the background of the last practices, in which he ended in pain every time it was demanded, the doctors and the coach of Boca understood that the best thing was his reappearance in reserve to accumulate minutes in a formal game.
When Gago suffered his injury, doctors predicted a six-month rehabilitation but in ma rzo, when the player hurried his return with the illusion of being considered for the World Cup in Russia, had a detachment in the ligamentous graft.
At that time, the medical party reported a delay in recovery for "indeterminate time" and since then the versions of a new intervention circulate.