Julio Enciso injury update: Brighton youngster suffers injury in training

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Julio Enciso has reportedly suffered a knee injury in training ahead of his side’s next league outing against West Ham United at the weekend.

It is being reported that Enciso has suffered a potential meniscus injury. Rumours began circulating after Paraguayan journalist, Roberto Rojas, posted on social media: “Reports coming out that Julio Enciso did not finish training for Brighton yesterday due to knee discomfort with suggestions of a possible meniscus tear.”

The teenager’s injury was then confirmed by a statement from the Paraguay FA, which said: “The player, Julio Enciso, has suffered trauma to his left knee, in one of his club’s training sessions.

The statement further read: “He is being assisted and evaluated by the Brighton medical team and studies will be carried out in the next few days. We are still waiting to know these results together with the official report of the injury, the treatment and the probable rehabilitation time.”

The Paraguay national side are keeping a keen eye on their player as an international break is scheduled to hold the World Cup qualifiers in the first week of September.

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No official statement has been released by the club or the player with regards to the injury and no official source has confirmed the nature and extent of his injury. If the reports of it being a meniscus injury are true, Enciso could be sidelined for a few weeks.

A meniscus tear is not likely to keep the player out for a lengthy period of time but the extent of the injury will define how long he is out for. Depending on the severity of the tear, it could take anywhere from a week to four weeks to recover.

Some scenarios have also seen players needing surgery for a major meniscus tear but that is highly unlikely. But as mentioned previously, no official statement on the extent of the injury or a potential return date have yet been reported.

The 19-year-old put in an excellent display in his side’s 4-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, providing two assists to Solly March. Manager Roberto De Zerbi described him as the best player on the pitch after the game.

The injury is surely going to be an annoyance to the player and the manager, especially after the youngster had hit the ground running at the beginning of the new season. The teenager has been impressive and exciting to watch ever since arriving from Paraguay last season.

De Zerbi’s men will face West Ham and Newcastle United next in the Premier League before the international break.