Inter Miami Injury: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

After just one exhibition game, Inter Miami has already lost a key component of a team built to help bring more hardware to South Florida.

Inter Miami attacker Facundo Farias is out of the season after suffering an ACL injury in a preseason friendly at El Salvador.
Inter Miami attacker Facundo Farias is out of the season after suffering an ACL injury in a preseason friendly at El Salvador. / Michael Miller/ISI Photos/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 3
Next

What Farias’ Injury Means For Inter Miami

Farias’ position with Inter Miami was that of a player providing additional support in the attack.

Officially billed as a midfielder, Farias was more adept at playing up front for the Herons than sitting back in the midfield with Sergio Busquets.

And, because Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will not play every match up front for Inter Miami, Farias’ status up front was likely elevated to be more of a first-team player.

Now, that is all gone as he will sit out the entirety of the 2024 season.

It likely means Suarez will be looked upon to shoulder the burden left by the absence of Farias.

Also, look to Leonardo Campana and Benjamin Cremaschi to see more time up front for the Herons.

Leonardo Campana
Inter Miami midfielder Leonardo Campana wil be looked upon to fill part of the void left by Farias' injury. / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

The challenge is that Inter Miami just signed Suarez and it will take a good amount of time for him to become accustomed to the system.

You also have to consider the fact that Suarez has been injury-prone and cannot be looked upon to play a bulk of the minutes for Inter Miami when the season starts.

One bright spot here is that Inter Miami is loaded with attacking options.

Along with Messi, Campana and Cremaschi, the Herons will also have Robert Taylor and the oft-injured Gregore as potential options on top of the lineup.

At least this wasn’t a defensive injury — a spot where Inter Miami continues to struggle to build out depth.

All of that said, I would also expect Inter Miami to step up their efforts to find an additional attacking option to take the place that would have been aptly filled by Farias.

manual