Leo & Namba – they’ll be without each other for 6 weeks

Today the club announced that forward Leo Mineiro will be out for around 6 weeks due to a right knee injury picked up in the second of last weekend’s game at JEF United Chiba.

The injury is to his right medial ligament, not the cruciate, thus the 6 week prognosis. He left the Fukuda Denshi Arena on crutches with his his leg bound, so there were genuine fears of a more serious injury. As it is, it is still a long time to be without a key player – and a player that has got better with every game he has played and has formed a good partnership with Hiroaki Namba.

Get well soon Leo!!