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.
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.
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.