Inter Miami's Extensive Injury List Continues to Grow

Diego Gomez the latest Inter Miami player sidelined by injury. Jordi Alba also facing another month on the treatment table despite being eager to return to action.
Inter Miami are dealing with a number of injuries to key personnel
Inter Miami are dealing with a number of injuries to key personnel / CHRIS ARJOON/AFP via Getty Images

Inter Miami's injury problems are continuing to mount after the club confirmed Diego Gomez will be on the treatment table for around six weeks.

The 21-year-old was carried off on a stretcher during Miami's 3-1 win over Nashville at Chase Stadium - a win that kept the Herons top of the Eastern Conference with five wins, three draws and two losses from 10 games played.

The Paraguayan international has scored two goals and contributed five assists this season, but will now rehabilitate a nasty-sounding ankle injury.

"Gomez suffered a high-grade ankle sprain in the first half of Inter Miami’s win over Nashville SC on Saturday," a club press release read. "He has begun the recovery process and is expected to be sidelined for approximately six weeks."

Miami boss Gerardo "Tata" Martino had previously told reporters in his post-match news conference: "What we saw was clearly a twisted ankle, but what we need to determine is if it's a common twist or if there's more gravity to it. This is what they are trying to discern right now [at the hospital].

"He was very hurt, the ankle was swollen, but we cannot make assumptions. The locker room reacted in the way they would with any hurt player, especially if he went down in the first half in a play without contact from another defender.

"When a team has a player on a yellow, the logical thing would be to look to the bench for available players. Today, for some reason or another, we have seven or eight players out.

"In a league like MLS, that is so strict with roster rules, salary cap and academy players, we had to make certain movements to be able to count on [rookies] Yannick Bright and Leo Alfonso. It wasn't easy because we had to include them in the principal roster, and that involves having less money for other signings. This isn't an ease that the league grants, and we have to replace important players with two players we selected 60 days ago in a draft.

"I want to have all my players. The sensation is like I'm chasing after the carrot, 'next week we'll have everyone,' and Diego falls. 'Next week we'll have everyone,' and it's someone else. This is what's happening."

Robert Taylor, Serhiy Kryvstov, Leo Campana, Federico Redondo and Facundo Farias are also out injured for Miami, alongside former Barcelona and Spain left-back Jordi Alba, who 90min report could be out of action for another four weeks.

Toby Cudworth