Argentinian skipper in injury scare
September 25, 1999
New Argentinian captain Lisandro Arbizu stayed in Buenos Aires on Friday as the rest of the team departed for Wales and the World Cup.
The Brive based centre is suffering from a calf infection and a high fever and has stayed behind for treatment.
"It was thought best to keep him in one place at the moment, but we are confident that he will be available to play against Wales next Friday," said Argentina manager Jose Luis Rolandi.
"Lisandro discovered a lump in his groin and an infection then moved down his leg, but we don't anticipate any problems with his fitness."
However team doctor Susana Presta said that his departure could not yet be confirmed, and that he might be delayed by another 48 hours.
Meanwhile Bristol centre Eduardo Simone missed the final practice before the side left because of a muscle strain but expects to return to full training when the side arrives in Wales.