The friendly game between Ecuador and Cape Verde ended in a 1-0 victory for Ecuador, Despite the fact there was nothing riding on the game, at times it seemed like it.
When there were just seven minutes left in the match, Cape Verde defender Stopira put his foot there to prevent Gonzalo Plata from scoring. He suffered a lot of damage to his left ankle.
Quickly, Gonzalo Plata put his hand on his foot while he called for medical attention with his other hand. He could not bear the pain. The medical staff came on and, finally, the player had to leave the stadium in an ambulance.
A few hours later, the player reassured Ecuador, who feared he could have done himself a lot of damage. "All is fine, thank God," he said. And he also appreciated the large amount of messages received to support him in these tough moments.
According to 'Marca', a bone fracture has been ruled out. It could be a grade two sprain to his ankle. That means he would be out for between six and eight weeks.
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