The Flamengo board wants to avoid another injury so as not to have to renew Rodrigo Caio
As the 2023 season comes to a close, some players’ contracts have also reached their expiration. Therefore, Flamengo’s board of directors took the necessary measures so that Rodrigo Caio would not have to be renewed. Therefore, the management wants to avoid using the defender, fearing that a new injury will force the club to extend the relationship with the player.
According to information received from Journalist Diogo Dantas, from the newspaper “EXTRA”, Since the labor law requires the club to keep the player under contract during the recovery period, Flamengo fears that the defender will suffer a new injury. Therefore, the red and black board prefers not to choose Tite for Rodrigo Caio, even though the player is able to train and play.
The case of Rodrigo Caio
It is important to note that Flamengo’s physical coach, Fabio Mahserjian, stated during a press conference last week that Rodrigo Caio is able to play. However, Tite has yet to use the defender in the first three matches before Mes Querido.
In 2023, the athlete took to the field nine times. Thus, Rodrigo Caio played only 582 minutes this season. Moreover, despite his availability, the last time the player was used in a match was on April 23, i.e. more than six months.
opportunity to use it
Although the board is afraid to select Rodrigo Caio, fearing a new injury, it is possible that the player will be called up for Flamengo’s next match. This is because Leo Pereira will miss the match against Santos due to injury. Therefore, the number 3 appears as an option for Tite.
With the absence of Leo Pereira, who plays on the left, Tite promoted left-footed defender Clayton from the youth ranks. Moreover, he worked with Pablo on this side of the pitch. Therefore, if used, Rodrigo Caio will enter from the right.
Training normally with the rest of the red and black squad, Rodrigo Caio expects to get new opportunities before the end of his contract. This is because the player wants to prove that he still has a high level of play. Thus, the match against Santos may seem like an opportunity for the athlete.
The Flamengo x Santos match will take place at 8pm (Brasilia time) on Wednesday (01), at the Mane Garrincha Stadium, in Brasilia. As tradition dictates, Colonna de Fla broadcasts the confrontation live Youtube. The hottest and reddest coverage online features Rafa Pinedo’s “Angry.” Furthermore, the comments are written by Tulio Rodriguez.
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