It was inevitable, was it not? After a fantastic start to the season, the dreaded momentum-killing international break was upon us, leaving many of us wondering which of Roma’s international players would get injured while playing for their national team. I don't know about you guys, but prior to the break, I probably would’ve picked out Matías Viña as the player Roma could least afford to have out injured for an extended period of time.
Of course, as fate would have it, Viña came off in Uruguay’s match against Peru with an apparent thigh injury. After impressing in his first few outings for the club, the prospect of losing Viña for an extended period of time, especially given that he himself was brought in as cover after losing Spinazzola to injury, was something that easily would’ve been one of the worst possible outcomes for the club coming out of the international break.
Fortunately, it appears that Viña will be okay after all, which will come as a huge relief given Roma’s typical rotten injury luck.
According to Il Tiempo’s Filippo Biafora, initial tests underwent by Viña showed no serious damage to his thigh.
You would hope that Uruguay and Roma will play it safe and have Viña come back to Rome rather than risk aggravating the injury, but that remains to be seen. In the meantime, I think we’re all just happy that Viña’s injury won’t keep him out for an extended period of time, if at all.
Viña’s impressed so far this season, both offensively and defensively, and with reports that Spinazzola is eyeing a December return, let’s all cross our fingers that the Uruguayan can stay healthy and firing on all cylinders the next few months until Spinazzola returns.