Reports coming from Argentina today have somewhat abated yesterday's alarms concerning Fernando Gago's left knee sprain, giving hope that the midfielder should be fit just in time for this summer's World Cup.
Having limped off during Boca's 0-0 tie with Colon, initial fears erupted that Gago could miss the World Cup, or at least the beginning of it. Boca Juniors' doctor, Dr. Jorge Batista, stated yesterday that Fernando would need "60 days". But that has now been clarified to mean the total recovery period, meaning if everything goes smoothly he could be back kicking the ball in training after just 35 days.
Argentina's national team doctor, Dr. Daniel Martinez, is understood to have communicated with Gago and Boca's medical team and ascertained that the injury will not ruin the player's chances of participating in the World Cup.
It is also speculated that Gago could feature in Argentina's last friendly before the competition against Slovenia on the 7th of June in La Plata. This would be the best time to test Gago's fitness before the Albiceleste take on Bosnia on the 15th in their first group game.