Silva tested positive.
Argentinos Juniors issued a statement in which he explained that striker Santiago Silva, who was temporarily disabled by the Superliga due to a positive anti-doping control when playing in Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata, fertility treatment was performed months ago.
“ Player Santiago Silva, in January of this year, underwent fertility treatment with his partner to have a family. Playing for Gimnasia y Fencing de La Plata, in front of Newell’s Olds Boys de Rosario, he played the anti-doping control. And tested positive for testosterone. It is a male hormone that is used for these treatments,” said La Paternal club.
“ Throughout his career, the player, never had any drawbacks. He never took anything to gain a sporting advantage. Just on a personal subject, he wanted to look for a new pregnancy with his partner,” continued the writing of the “Bug” leadership.
“ The hearing date is set for September 25 and the player is provisionally suspended until that date, not giving him the opportunity to work or express himself. The club has already requested the countertest and will try to ensure that this particular situation is treated and the player will be heard before that date,” the statement added.
“ There are previous cases of these substances without suspension, since no sports profit was sought. From our institution we first accompany Santiago Silva. And we also work for sports interests,” the notification concluded.
Due to the sanction, the Uruguayan attacker, former Boca Juniors and Vélez Sarsfield, among others, will not be able to be present in the third day match against Banfield. To be played at Diego Armando MaradonaStadium.
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