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 19 Mar 2018 at 7 hrs

Argentinos Juniors

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Leonardo Nicolas PisculichiHamstring/Strain26 Feb 2018Day to day
 Leonel MosevichToe injury06 Mar 2018Late March 2018

Arsenal S.

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Lucas WilchezUnknown, Unknown15 Mar 2018Unknown

Atletico Tucuman

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Franco SbuttoniAchilles tendon injury10 Nov 2017Early April 2018
 Cristian David LucchettiShoulder injury10 Nov 2017Mid April 2018


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Lucas PiergiacomiCruciate ligament injury29 Apr 2016Back in training


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Mauro GuevgueozianPersonal reasons11 Mar 2018Unknown
 Maximiliano LugoHamstring/Strain06 Mar 2018Early April 2018
Juan Leandro Quiroga Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
19 Mar: River Plate-Belgrano

Boca Juniors

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Fernando GagoCruciate ligament injury05 Oct 2017Early June 2018
 Dario BenedettoCruciate ligament injury19 Nov 2017Late May 2018

Chacarita Juniors

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Facundo RodríguezThigh injury08 Mar 2018Unknown
 Matos MauroSprained ankle10 Mar 2018Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Emanuel OliveraKnee injury30 Jan 2018Unknown
 Pablo Martín LedesmaMuscle injury09 Mar 2018Few Days
 Mariano GonzalezLeg injury20 Feb 2018Early April 2018
Matías Fritzler Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
03 Apr: Godoy Cruz Mza.-Colon

Defensa y Justicia

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Adrian Andres CubasThigh injury23 Feb 2018Early April 2018
 Santiago ZurbriggenMeniscus injury23 Feb 2018Early April 2018
Alexander Barboza Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
01 Apr: Defensa y Justicia-River Plate
Lisandro Martínez Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
01 Apr: Defensa y Justicia-River Plate


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Matias LabaCruciate ligament injury13 Aug 2017Back in training

Gimnasia LP

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Juan Ignacio SilvaMeniscus injury07 Mar 2018Late April 2018

Godoy Cruz Mza.

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Alan AldallaKnee injury20 Oct 2015Back in training
 Fabián Gastón HenríquezKnee injury24 Feb 2018Unknown
 Juan GarroThigh injury03 Mar 2018Unknown
 Luciano Gastón PizarroCruciate ligament injury17 Jan 2018Late July 2018
 Juan AndradaMeniscus injury14 Mar 2018Out for season


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Saúl SalcedoHamstring/Strain01 Mar 2018Unknown
 Pablo Sebastian AlvarezHamstring/Strain05 Mar 2018Unknown
 Fernando CosciucNeck injury08 Mar 2018Unknown
 Nicolas SilvaHamstring/Strain11 Mar 2018Day to day
 Leandro Emanuel CuomoCruciate ligament injury14 Oct 2017Early August 2018


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Ezequiel Alexander DenisSprained ankle11 Jan 2018Unknown
 Fernando AmorebietaThigh injury03 Mar 2018Doubtful
 Juan Manuel MartinezKnee injury03 Mar 2018Day to day
 Martin Nicolas BenitezThigh injury16 Mar 2018Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Leonel Di PlacidoBack injury30 Jan 2018Back in training
 Matías RojasHamstring/Strain25 Jan 2018Unknown
 Jose GomezMeniscus injury02 Feb 2018Day to day
 Lucas VeraBroken foot02 Feb 2018Unknown
 Marcelino MorenoSprained ankle08 Mar 2018Unknown
 Nehuen PazUnknown16 Mar 2018Unknown
 Fernando BarrientosCruciate ligament injury11 Feb 2018Mid May 2018
Rolando García Guerreno Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
02 Apr: Lanus-San Lorenzo

Newells Old Boys

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Luciano PocrnjicHamstring/Strain06 Mar 2018Unknown


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 David Alejandro VegaThigh injury26 Jan 2018Unknown
 Rodrigo CabalucciMuscle injury09 Mar 2018Unknown
 Mauricio RosalesMuscle injury09 Mar 2018Unknown
 Jorge Carlos CarranzaThigh injury15 Mar 2018Unknown

Patronato de Parana

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Marcos MinettiAnkle injury31 Mar 2017Back in training
 Bruno Ezequiel DuarteKnee injury04 Sep 2017Back in training
 Alberto ContreraKnee injury09 Mar 2018Day to day
 Abel PeraltaMuscle injury11 Mar 2018Unknown
 Matias GarridoHead injury11 Mar 2018Unknown
 Gonzalo Renzo VeraHamstring/Strain11 Mar 2018Day to day

Racing Club

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Alejandro GarciaThigh injury17 Mar 2017Back in training
 Nicolás Adrián OrozThigh injury28 Nov 2017Back in training
 Leandro GrimiCruciate ligament injury14 Oct 2017Mid April 2018

River Plate

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Jorge MoreiraKnee injury15 Dec 2017Back in training
 Marcelo LarrondoKnee injury25 Jan 2018Day to day
 Gonzalo MontielMuscle injury11 Mar 2018Unknown
Milton Casco Suspended for 1 Match
Suspended for following matches:
19 Mar: River Plate-Belgrano

Rosario Central

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Santiago RomeroSprained ankle10 Nov 2017Back in training
 Marco RubenCalf Injury03 Mar 2018Unknown
 Marcelo OrtizCruciate ligament injury04 Nov 2017Early May 2018
 Pedro Emanuel OjedaCruciate ligament injury25 Nov 2017Early May 2018
 Mauricio MartínezCalf Injury03 Mar 2018Late March 2018
 Nestor OrtigozaCalf Injury03 Mar 2018Mid April 2018

San Lorenzo

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Juan Ignacio CavallaroCruciate ligament injury03 Jun 2017Back in training
 Fernando BelluschiTendon injury15 Mar 2018Day to day
 Franco Gabriel MussisCruciate ligament injury25 Sep 2017Early May 2018
 Bautista MerliniCruciate ligament injury09 Oct 2017Early May 2018
 Lautaro MontoyaCruciate ligament injury15 Oct 2017Early May 2018
 Sebastian Alberto TorricoDislocated shoulder22 Jan 2018Early April 2018

San Martin San Juan

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Joaquin MolinaAchilles tendon injury27 May 2017Day to day
 Juan Francisco MattiaKnee injury19 Jun 2017Unknown
 Gustavo VillarruelCruciate ligament injury02 Oct 2017Early April 2018
 Zacarías MoránCruciate ligament injury01 Feb 2018Early August 2018


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Rodrigo CordobaMeniscus injury09 Apr 2017Back in training
 Ramiro CostaCruciate ligament injury16 Feb 2018Early November 2018


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Jacobo MansillaRib injury03 Mar 2018Back in training
 Fernando RedondoCruciate ligament injury28 Oct 2016Unknown
 Carlos RodriguezHamstring/Strain25 Feb 2018Day to day
 Martin Sebastien GalmariniCruciate ligament injury16 Sep 2017Mid April 2018
 Ezequiel Alejandro RodríguezCruciate ligament injury30 Oct 2017Early May 2018
 Walter Damian MontilloCruciate ligament injury20 Jan 2018Late September 2018
 Ivo HonghBroken foot07 Feb 2018Late March 2018
 Federico CrivelliCruciate ligament injury19 Feb 2018Early November 2018
 Diego SosaHamstring/Strain03 Mar 2018Late March 2018


PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Damian Alberto MartinezBroken toe03 Mar 2018Unknown
 Claudio AquinoGroin injury12 Mar 2018Unknown

Velez Sarsfield

PlayerInjuryInjury DateExpected Return
 Augustine DoffoUnknown22 Sep 2017Unknown
 Lautaro GianettiCruciate ligament injury05 Jan 2018Unknown
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.