Injuries & Suspensions
Argentina's most famous football export is, of course, a certain Lionel Messi. The Little Magician is one of the greatest that the game has ever produced. While he has spent his career in Spain, what about the domestic scene back in Argentina? It's not something to be totally dismissed, not from a betting perspective at least because, with the timing of matches from the South American country, it can be a nice filler.
It can be a nice distraction in looking at a domestic league form halfway across the globe and that is because, during those times when perhaps your favoured domestic European League is done for the day, you can find betting opportunities elsewhere. But you can't just go jumping blindly into bets from the Argentina Primera Division, you are going to want to take a look at the injuries and suspensions list from the league, because that plays its part in making a betting decision.
Last update on 22 Feb 2019 at 23 hrs

Argentinos Juniors

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Francisco IlarreguiKnee injury10 Dec 2018Unknown
 Thomás AmiliviaCruciate ligament injury07 Feb 2019Unknown
 Franco LópezCruciate ligament injury09 Nov 2018Mid July 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Matías Hernán MoyaThigh injury15 Feb 2019Unknown
 Nicolás LinaresKnee injury15 Feb 2019Unknown
 Rodrigo ArcieroKnee injury15 Feb 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Sebastian LunaCruciate ligament injury30 Nov 2018Early August 2019
Maximiliano Lugo Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
23 Feb: Belgrano-San Lorenzo

Boca Juniors

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Fernando GagoAchilles tendon injury10 Dec 2018Unknown
 Sebastián VillaUnknown21 Feb 2019Doubtful
 Cristian PavónThigh injury21 Feb 2019Unknown
 Paolo GoltzKnee injury26 Jan 2019Mid March 2019
Nahitán Nández Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
25 Feb: Defensa y Justicia-Boca Juniors


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Lautaro SaraviaCruciate ligament injury01 Nov 2018Unknown
 Gonzalo EscobarSprained ankle23 Jan 2019Day to day

Defensa y Justicia

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Gastón TogniCruciate ligament injury16 Feb 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Mauricio RosalesAnkle injury07 May 2018Back in training
 Matías PellegriniThigh injury07 Feb 2019Back in training
 Ivan ErquiagaHamstring/Strain03 Feb 2019Day to day
 Rodrigo BrañaHand injury09 Feb 2019Doubtful
 Iván GómezThigh injury09 Feb 2019Doubtful
 Facundo SanchezOverload21 Feb 2019Day to day

Gimnasia LP

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Mauro GuevgueozianUnknown29 Nov 2018Unknown
 Juan CataldiSprained ankle04 Jan 2019Day to day
 Santiago SilvaMuscle injury21 Feb 2019Unknown

Godoy Cruz Mza.

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Luciano Gastón PizarroCruciate ligament injury07 Feb 2019Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Andrés RoaThigh injury26 Jan 2019Doubtful


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Gonzalo RehakDislocated shoulder11 Jul 2018Back in training
 Fernando AmorebietaFoot injury01 Aug 2018Unknown
 Juan Sanchez MinoOverload21 Feb 2019Day to day
 Carlos BenavidezCruciate ligament injury16 Oct 2018Early May 2019
Pablo Javier Perez Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
24 Feb: Independiente-Racing Club


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Facundo MonteseirínCruciate ligament injury06 Sep 2018Unknown
 Guillermo SaraBroken wrist15 Nov 2018Day to day
 Gonzalo Di RenzoHamstring/Strain04 Dec 2018Unknown
 Jose GomezLeg injury15 Feb 2019Mid March 2019

Newells Old Boys

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Leandro GrimiKnee injury07 Sep 2018Back in training
 Joel AmorosoHamstring/Strain24 Nov 2018Back in training
 Brian SarmientoThigh injury26 Oct 2018Day to day
 Leonel FerroniSprained ankle16 Feb 2019Unknown

Racing Club

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Nicolás Adrián OrozThigh injury28 Nov 2017Back in training
 Rodrigo Adrián SchlegelHamstring/Strain16 Feb 2019Back in training
 Eugenio MenaAchilles tendon injury18 Feb 2019Back in training
 Mauricio MartínezCruciate ligament injury25 Jul 2018Day to day
 Fabricio DomínguezSprained ankle26 Sep 2018Unknown
 Gastón GómezCruciate ligament injury15 Jan 2019Unknown
 Federico ViettoCruciate ligament injury10 Sep 2018Mid May 2019

River Plate

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Exequiel PalaciosCalf Injury12 Feb 2019Late March 2019

Rosario Central

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Miguel Ángel BarbieriMuscle injury08 Oct 2018Day to day
 Fernando ZampedriSprained ankle24 Jan 2019Unknown
 Diego BeckerUnknown26 Jan 2019Unknown
 Jonas AguirreHamstring/Strain, Unknown03 Feb 2019Late February 2019

San Lorenzo

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Lautaro MontoyaCruciate ligament injury15 Oct 2017Unknown
 Matías PalaciosSprained ankle23 Oct 2018Unknown
 Adolfo Julián GaichBroken nose20 Feb 2019Unknown
 Gianluca FerrariSprained ankle20 Feb 2019Unknown

San Martin San Juan

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Hernán Nicolás Da CampoBack injury14 Jan 2019Unknown
 Francisco ÁlvarezSprained ankle14 Jan 2019Day to day
 Gonzalo Sebastian ProsperiHamstring/Strain16 Feb 2019Unknown
 Claudio MoscaKnee injury21 Feb 2019Unknown
Juan Francisco Mattia Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
26 Feb: Newells Old Boys-San Martin San Juan


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Enzo DíazBroken nose14 Feb 2019Few Days
 Leonardo GodoyCalf Injury17 Feb 2019Mid May 2019


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Ivo HonghBroken foot07 Feb 2018Back in training
 Federico CrivelliCruciate ligament injury19 Feb 2018Back in training
 Kevin RamírezAnkle injury02 Dec 2018Unknown
 Martin Sebastien GalmariniHamstring/Strain08 Feb 2019Unknown

Velez Sarsfield

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Fabián Alberto CuberoMeniscus injury21 Feb 2019Late May 2019
Player has returned to training
Player will return in the foreseeable future
Player out for a longer period

Links to current injuries and suspensions lists

The Argentinean top flight is a huge deal. There are 28 teams in there but the teams only play each of the others once in a round robin format. But still, naturally at some point, the wear and tear on players are going to come into effect and the injuries will start piling up. So you will want to know just when these are happening, which clubs are missing a key part of the lineup and when.

You can do this easily by looking at the list of current absentees right here on this page. Along with domestic glory in the top flight, there are places in the Copa Sudamericana, the Copa Libertadores and the Supercopa Argentina (for the league winner) up for grabs through finishing positions in the Primera Division. Four teams will also be staring at relegation too so it is an intense season, with plenty of rivalries like Buenos Aires duo Boca Juniors and River Plate, the Independiente v Racing high-profile derby and Newell's Old Boys against Rosario Central.