Santos coach Dorival Júnior confirms Lucas Lima can miss Thursday's fixture with Figueirense
Coach Dorival has confirmed that playmaker Lucas Lima is almost out of Santos' Copa do Brasil quarterfinal second-leg against Figueirense on Thursday at the Pacaembu.
Lucas Lima felt pain after the the 3-1 victory over Internacional on Sunday afternoon at the Vila Belmiro in the Brazilian Championship. Speaking to reporters at the end of the game, the player had revealed that he felt pain early in the first-half against Inter, but still decided to stay on the pitch and play with pain for the second period. Santos coach Dorival Júnior was quoted in Globo Esporte: "Lucas Lima came out of Sunday's game feeling some pain. He did some tests on Monday. He can hardly face Figueirense on Thursday. Lucas shouldn't be on the field."
Santos, who came out as 1-0 winners in the first-leg at Florianópolis, are expected to play with Marquinhos Gabriel in place of Lucas, and Neto Berola can also be introduced in attack.