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Jonas Gutierrez now suffers yet another ‘chilling injury’ – Incredible bad luck

12 months ago

Jonas Gutierrez has been making headlines once again in Argentina.

The former Newcastle United star suffered a shocking injury in August 2018.

Described as a ‘chilling injury’ at the time, Jonas Gutierrez suffered a ruptured patella tendon in his left knee when playing for Defensa Y Justicia. Reports at the time saying that when the freak injury happened, the former Argentine international’s kneecap was able to move.

Aged 35 at the time, many thought that may be the end of his playing career.

However, the player has battled back and in July agreed a contract with another club in Argentina, Banfield.

After a series of short substitute appearances these past few months, on Sunday Jonas Gutierrez was named to start a league game for the first time since that horrific injury, 15 months ago.

With Banfield leading 1-0 and playing added time at the end of the first half, bad luck has come Jonas’ way yet again.

Gutierrez once again left in agony as the exact same ‘chilling injury’, a ruptured patella tendon, has happened to his other (right) knee. quite incredibly bad luck.

Jonas Gutierrez will turn 37 in July 2020 but has told the media in Argentina that he is determined to return to action once again.

As always, he has all our good wishes.

The Mag – 24 August 2018:

On Tuesday night Jonas Gutierrez suffered what was described as a ‘chilling injury’ by the media in Argentina.

The former Newcastle star’s kneecap seen to be able to move after he suffered a rupture of the patella tendon.

The 35 year old was playing for Defensa y Justicia in the first leg of the Copa Sudamerica final when the freak injury happened only 10 minutes into the match.

However, Jonas’ club have now confirmed that he has had the operation and all has gone well, although he is looking at a minimum of six months recovery before having any chance of playing again.

That takes us up to February and with the league season ending on 8 April 2019, Jonas Gutierrez will do really well to play again this season.

Here’s hoping, get well soon Jonas.

The Mag – 22 August 2018:

Jonas Gutierrez moved back to Defensa y Justicia last month.

The former Newcastle favourite still playing league football in Argentina after spending last season with Independiente.

The now 35 year old has played a handful of league and cup games since rejoining the club on the 12th of July.

On Tuesday night Defensa y Justicia faced Banfield in the first leg of the Copa Sudamerica final (the game ended 0-0).

Only 10 minutes into the game Jonas Gutierrez suffered a ‘chilling injury’ according to one report in the Argentine media.

The winger is said to have simply ‘stepped badly’ rather than a bad tackle, the freak injury seeing him collapse to the ground in obvious agony.

Reports detailing that the kneecap on his left leg was able to move.

Jonas’ club then later confirmed that the injury was believed to be a rupture of the patella tendon.

Jonas’ club then later confirmed that the injury was believed to be a rupture of the patella tendon.

There is no date given yet for when he may return but it is so serious that at the very least it will be into 2019 before the former Argentine international might return.

By then he will be approaching his 36th birthday, maybe leaving it in the balance as to whether  he will play at that level again.

Hopefully he can and as always, best wishes to Jonas Gutierrez on his recovery.


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