Boca Juniors hopeful of Tevez return for Colombia trip

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-21 04:50:07|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BUENOS AIRES, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Boca Juniors manager Gustavo Alfaro said he would give Carlos Tevez until the last minute to prove his fitness for the team's Copa Libertadores away clash with Deportes Tolima on Wednesday.

Tevez was initially expected to be sidelined for up to three weeks after spraining his left knee while training during the week.

However Boca are hopeful that the former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus forward could return for the match in Ibague, Colombia.

"We're taking it day by day to see how it evolves," Alfaro told reporters. "Until they (medical staff) tell me that he can't get on the plane, he is available. I hope that he can recover quickly and be ready for what we have coming."

Tevez has scored just twice in 17 appearances across all competitions for Boca this year, having mainly been used as a substitute.

In January, the former Argentina international said that he would likely retire at the end of 2019, bringing an end to a career that has spanned almost two decades.