Former Argentine International Lucas Viatri is facing a long spell on the sidelines after an "accident with pyrotechnics" has left the 30-year-old striker with severe damage to his face.
Viatri, who joined Uruguayan side CA Peñarol in August, has returned to his hometown of Buenos Aires to rest while the correct form of treatment is being evaluated by doctors.
Former Argentina international Lucas Viatri (30) suffered facial injuries after a “accident with pyrotechnics.”— Ben (@ben_crtrUCLan) January 3, 2018
He is back in his hometown, Buenos Aires, to rest and for further examinations.
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Viatri eventually left Boca Juniors on a permanent basis in 2014 where he moved to the Chinese Super League, joining Shanghai Greenland Shenhua for £1.8m.
The striker lasted just a few months in China before being loaned back to Argentina, joining Club Atlético Banfield in January 2015. Viatri would go on to join Estudiantes on a free transfer in 2016 before moving to CA Peñarol last August.