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Giorgian de Arrascaeta set to miss vital period for Flamengo 🤕

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Seamus Leonard

Flamengo have been dealt a blow after midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta has been ruled out for up to three weeks through injury.

The 27-year-old was released from the Uruguay camp after sustaining a thigh problem, which UOL Esporte has reported is a “grade 2 strain”.

Renato Gaúcho’s men have been beset by injuries in recent weeks, and could well have done without this latest setback.

The Rubro-Negro defeated Fortaleza 3-0 on Saturday to keep their bid to win a third consecutive Brasileirão on track.

They currently trail leaders Atlético Mineiro by 11 points, but do have two games in hand.

De Arrascaeta’s absence couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time, with the Mengão facing a schedule that includes a number of vital league games and a two-legged Copa do Brasil semi-final against Athletico Paranaense.