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América's Federico Viñas avoids broken ankle fears

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Fears of a broken ankle for Federico Viñas have been assuaged as Club América staff confirmed their striker would not require surgery for an injury sustained in the team’s Liguilla opener.

Viñas was taken off just 20 minutes into the first leg of the 2022 Clausura quarter-finals at Puebla, replaced by Henry Martín in an eventual 1-1 draw.

Viñas did require four stitches when taken to hospital in Mexico City, but while there were fears the Uruguayan forward would be ruled out for the rest of the campaign with an ankle fracture.

However, manager Fernando Ortiz confirmed it was only “a blow.”

“I am calm (about the situation) and the feeling is that he is going to return with our people (to the squad, instead of requiring a stay in hospital),” the Argentine tactician offered after the match.

While Viñas is a doubt for América’s second-leg clash against Puebla on Saturday, news of a lesser injury will certainly read well among the club’s supporters.

The 23-year-old has been a regular in the América lineup both as a starter and off the bench, though failing to score in 15 appearances this season.