The New England Revolution have had an interesting season so far. They haven’t performed poorly but one can only imagine just how well they would be doing if they had Carles Gil.
Revolution fans have seen just how important Gil is. Without Gil, they are missing that playmaker who can set up his teammates as well as someone who can score some goals.
2019 was an amazing start to Gil’s MLS career. He played in 34 games and had 10 goals and 14 assists. That was good enough to win the MLS Newcomer of the Year award.
But 2020 was supposed to be interesting because we would get a full season of Gustavo Bou and Gil playing together. Also, the addition of Buksa made it seem like the Revs could be scoring a lot of goals in 2020.
Then Gil was forced to have surgery and all that hope went away. New England was without the heartbeat of their attack. Losing Gil forced the Revolution to look outward for help. They traded for Lee Nguyen and Tommy McNamara as well as acquired Matt Polster.
When it comes to Gil, Revolution fans got some good news. Gil is ready to begin individual training according to his surgeon.
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✅ Hoy, acabo de firmar el alta del centrocampista Carles Gil que está totalmente recuperado de una tendinopatía calcificante en el tendón de Aquiles. Esta lesión le hacía recaer cada ciertos meses. Le hicimos una exégesis de la calcificación mediante miniabordaje sin desanclaje Aquiles, es decir, le quitamos la calcificación con un corte muy pequeño de 2 cm sin necesidad de soltar el tendón. Anteriormente, esta intervención requería levantar el tendón, lo que hacía que se tuviese que inmovilizar el paciente entre 6 y 8 semanas y después realizar la recuperación. Al no necesitar soltarlo, no es necesario inmovilizar y nos permite comenzar el proceso de rehabilitación la primera semana después de la intervención. ⚽ Le operamos hace dos meses y tras realizar su rehabilitación en A Coruña está listo para entrenamientos individuales en su club y en dos semanas comienza los entrenamientos en grupo con el New England Revolution. #traumatologia #traumatologiadeportiva #medicinadeportiva #medicinadeldeporte #artroscopia #surgeon #surgery #rodilla #traumatologo #artroscopia #hmhospitales #galicia #españa #santiago #santiagodecompostela #tendinopatía #lesion #operacion #futbol
Now there are a lot of variables here. Of course, the timetable has to account for Gil staying healthy. Also, there is the question of whether or not Gil is in the United States or still overseas? If he is overseas he will have to quarantine before starting to train with the team.
The post says that Gil will be able to train with the team in about two weeks. That means that there is a chance Gil returns this season.
Assuming Gil is in the States and able to begin individual training immediately there is a chance that we see Gil before the end of the regular season. If he begins training with the team in two weeks, it’s likely that we see him play against D.C. United or the Philadelphia Union.
Having Gil back would mean a lot for the Revolution. With this being a crazy year it seems like anyone could win the MLS Cup. Gil could be what the team needs to put them over the edge and see them go far in the playoffs.
But Revolutions fans should be cautiously optimistic. It looks like we should see Gil play before the 2021 season arrives.