Ex-Man Utd striker Tevez ‘injured in prison football match’

Joe Williams

Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has been injured in a prison football match in Cordoba, according to reports.

The Argentine played for West Ham, Man United and Manchester City during his time in the Premier League and enjoyed a lot of success.

Tevez returned to boyhood club Boca Juniors in 2015, only to leave for a season at Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in 2017 before rejoining again for the current season in Argentina.

He was welcomed on Twitter at the time: “Tevez came home! Today he joined Guillermo in Cardales and has already trained with his teammates. #VamosBoca.”

And he has hit the ground running back in his homeland with three goals in just five matches as Boca lead the Argentine Primera División after 20 games.

However, the club are reportedly ‘furious’ after Tevez picked up a calf injury during a prison football match and the striker could now miss a month.

Clarin Sports claim that he was visiting his half-brother Juan Alberto Martinez – who is serving 16 years for his part in an armed robbery – at a maximum security prison in Cordoba where he tore a muscle in his calf during a 20-minute game.