Oscar De Marcos Recovering Well From Ankle Injury
The ankle injury that Oscar De Marcos sustained against Getafe could have been much worse. When it happened the 30-year-old could be heard saying that it was broken after he was helped off the field, but that thankfully wasn’t the case. Tests revealed that De Marcos had suffered a Grade II left ankle sprain which was a much better diagnosis, although he would still be sidelined for several weeks.
De Marcos isn’t expected to return until the end of the month but his recovery is going well. On Monday the versatile Lion was seen running at Lezama which suggests that he will be able to start working with the ball soon. After that he will slowly be reincorporated in the group before being cleared to play football again.
When the injury occurred, De Marcos had started Athletic’s first two matches on the right wing due to injuries to Iñigo Córdoba and Ibai Gómez. Ander Capa has outright earned the right-back role, but being without De Marcos does limit Gaizka Garitano’s options. The 30-year-old will miss upcoming games against Mallorca and Alavés, but hopes to be back for the team’s trip to Leganés on 25 September.