Acting on Argentine soil, Flamengo beat Defensa y Justicia by 1-0 and started ahead in the race for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Libertadores. Injured, defender Rodrigo Caio was once again low in Rio de Janeiro, a scenario that raised questions from fans. ESPN commentator, journalist Fábio Sormani stated that Fla needs to go to the market, since its defender cannot achieve the expected regularity.
“It’s with a pain in my heart that I speak, but Flamengo has to hire a defender. Rodrigo Caio can’t do it anymore. He just gets injured. It gets hurt all the time. You can’t count on him”, Sormani shot, making fun of the various injuries that have taken the defender out of Fla’s games.
“If he is crossing the Rio-Niterói bridge by car, he gets injured. If you go to the national team, you get injured. If he takes the elevator, he gets injured. I think he’s a player with the level of the Brazilian national team, but I can’t tell”, added the commentator.
Since he arrived at Flamengo, in 2019, Rodrigo Caio has participated in only 60% of the official matches of the rubro-negro, and was out of 39 matches due to injuries. With the swelling in the calf that took him out of the clash against Defensa y Justicia this Wednesday, the defender reached the tenth injury problem with the shirt of the Gávea team.