This is one reason why club managers are so fearful when their players get called for international duty.
Inter Miami’s Tata Martino is likely no different after getting the news he just got.
Let’s get into it.
At Least One Inter Miami Player Coming Home Injured
The news from Paraguay’s camp isn’t good for Inter Miami.
Reports all but confirm Inter Miami’s Diego Gomez is out for his country’s last CONMEBOL qualifier against Venezuela this week.
"Diego Gomez suffered a muscle injury on his left thigh following the end of Saturday’s training. Following the tests made on the player, the injury was confirmed and he WILL NOT be made available for the match against Venezuela."- Paraguay National Team
The midfielder joined Inter Miami on a contract through the 2026 season as a U-22 Initiative player — meaning he occupies a U-22 slot on the senior roster.
Prior to coming to Inter Miami, Gomez played for Club Libertad in his home country.
The injury, according to the national team, came after a training session Saturday leading up to Albirroja’s match against fellow Inter Miami player Josef Martinez and Venezuela on Tuesday.
Gomez earned his fifth cap for Paraguay in last week’s 0-0 draw with Peru.
It was a match where Paraguay dominated the match from start to finish, but even as Peru went down to 10 men following the red card earned by Luis Advincula in the 45th minute, Paraguay couldn’t find the edge.
The draw — the only draw of the first round of CONMEBOL qualifying, puts Paraguay in fifth behind Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Columbia.
It is Lionel Messi and Argentina that will take on Paraguay in the October international break.