Since last season a new terror has been installed in Atlético. Two words. “Muscle injury”. Infinite Terror In the halls of the sports city and the Wanda Metropolitano, as a whisper that better not to say too loud. Just in case. 45 muscle injuries ravaged the squad last season, 2018-19. This, from the preseason in San Rafael to which the team returned as a mantra to avoid them, had been controlled. Workloads were distributed.Until December there had been nine, 17 less than the previous year, in the same period (there were 25 in total). But One date changed everything. December 8th, the one in which in the 2018-19 season, Lucas suffered a knee sprain, this Vitolo suffered a grade I lesion in the adductor musculature of the left thigh. Since then, at Atlético there have been eight more medical parts. Simeone faces the derby with the loss of six players (Koke and Trippier among them, the two could be discharged in the next few days but still do not have it; Lemar is not discharged but, except for a gastroenteritis on Tuesday, he is training well ) and only 16 fit, two of them, goalkeepers. Because after that Vitolo injury, Lodi, Koke, Lemar, Giménez, Koke, Trippier, Arias and João Félix have been falling in this order. The alarms have been turned on again. 18 injuries already. And, except for the knee brace that Morata suffered, João Felix’s ankle, Diego Costa’s cervical disc herniation and Lodi’s bone contusion, all muscular. The whisper is already a scream again. Atletico is again as always in all the last Janros. A frame. And his infirmary fills. Injuries in Atlético 2019-20–Diego Costa, August 13: muscle lesion in the adductors of the left thigh (he was discharged on August 31).–Morata, August 29: moderate degree knee sprain (September 20).–Lemar, September 20: overload (September 23). –Vitolo, September 29: left thigh muscle injury (October 21).–Savic, October 14: grade II muscle injury in the hamstring muscles of the left thigh (November 19).–João Félix, October 19: Sprain grade II of the external lateral ligament of the right ankle (November 22).–Giménez, October 22: grade I muscle injury in the right thigh (December 10).–Diego Costa, November 14: cervical disc herniation (still low).–Savic, November 20: Relapse in grade II distal myotendinous lesion of the left femoral biceps (January 9).–Vitolo, December 8: grade I lesion in the adductor musculature of the left thigh (January 3).–Lodi, December 13: Discomfort caused by a bone bruise on the ankle Osasuna (December 21).–Koke, December 17: Elongation in the hamstring musculature of the right thigh (January 9).–Lemar, December 31: hamstring muscle injury of the right thigh and gastroenteritis (December 28).–Giménez, January 9: muscular edema in the left leg (still low).–Koke, January 10: Myotendinous lesion in the right thigh (still low, but already trained with the group).–Trippier, January 17: pubalgia (still low but training with the group. Last week before the game against Eibar also did, entered the list and then was discarded).–Arias, January 25: Lesion in the adductor musculature of the left thigh (still low).–João Félix, January 29: muscle injury in the right leg.
Download AudioWednesday is an important date in the state’s long process of licensing commercial cannabis in Alaska: The deadline for the state to have a permit application up and running.(Marie Richie/Flickr)“From the stand-point of somebody that wants to go into the industry, February 24th is actually the starting point, it’s not a deadline at all, it’s really just the first date,” said Bruce Schulte, Chair of the state’s Marijuana Control Board.For anyone expecting to start buying cannabis products in stores, there are still many months to go before the start of legal sales.Though the state is required to start collecting applications, there are many regulations and rules that are not yet settled. For example, most local governments have not finalized their own laws for allowing prospective businesses.Schulte expects dozens of applications to be filed in the days ahead. Once an application is submitted, it kicks off an extensive vetting process of feedback from community councils, local governing bodies, and background checks of the applicant before going in front of the state’s Marijuana Control Board for review in June.According to Schulte, commercial sales may begin by late August under the current time-line. But that’s assuming municipal bodies like the Anchorage Assembly can iron out the details that are fundamental to industry regulation.“There’s still a lot of questions about what parts of town are open to this industry, and what properties are gonna be suitable,” Schulte said during a phone interview. “I think a lot of people are just gonna let the dust settle before they commit to a piece of property, because there’s a significant investment involved.”Schulte is himself one such applicant. A criteria for his position as an industry seat on the state’s Marijuana Control Board is a commercial interest in the emerging business. But even he sees the emerging regulatory framework across the state as a daunting prospect for investment at this time.“Being kind of a conservative guy in that way, I’m waiting to see how all the planets are going to align before I commit to a piece of property and a specific application,” Schulte said with a laugh.Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly voted on a revised zoning regulation with far-reaching implications for commercial cannabis businesses going forward. The body approved an amendment brought forward by downtown Assembly Member Patrick Flynn to a recently passed zoning ordinance that lays out how far cannabis businesses have to be from sensitive establishments like schools and playgrounds. In most of the municipality the distance will now be 500 feet, measured by the shortest pedestrian route. In the Chugiak-Eagle River area, however, a more restrictive 1,000 foot barrier will be assessed from lot-line to lot-line “as the crow flies.”The distinctions are part of an ongoing dispute over how restrictive a regulatory regime to adopt over commercial cannabis in the state’s largest city. Assembly members from the more conservative Chugiak-Eagle River district say they are representing the wishes of their constituents by pushing for tighter regulations over where retail shops, grow operations, and processing facilities can be located. But cannabis advocates and industry groups say the Assembly is zoning them out of existence. Adding that regulators are overwhelmed in advance of the deadline, Schulte recommended that questions about applications are best directed to the Marijuana Control Board’s website for now.