Lamine Yamal joins Spain squad despite left hip injury
Lamine Yamal became the youngest goal-scorer in LaLiga history
Barcelona provided an update on Lamine Yamal’s injury after the LaLiga’s youngster was taken off in the second half against Granada.
The 16-year-old made history by becoming the youngest-ever scorer in LaLiga’s history.
Barcelona have now diagnosed the problem as a hip flexor problem but says he will meet up with the Spain squad for Euro qualifiers against Norway and Scotland.
“Tests carried out on the first team player Lamine Yamal show that he has an injury to the iliopsoas muscle in his left leg,” read a club statement.
“He is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return. The player will be joining the Spanish national team this week, where he will also undergo tests conducted by the RFEF medical services.”
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Lamine Yamal made his debut for the Spanish national team against Georgia in the September international break of 2023. The match turned out to be a dream debut as the youngster netted his first goal for the country. He started his first match against Cyprus. Now the youngster eyes his third cap at the senior level.
The 16-year-old Barcelona forward has made 11 appearances for the club in the 2023-24 season. Lamal made his UEFA Champions League debut against Royal Antwerp.
Lamine Yamal’s injury might be a concern. The club and the national team will hope that the medical tests show positive signs and players return to action soon.
Jules Kounde has become the latest player to be sidelined, joining Robert Lewandowski, Frenkie de Jong, Raphinha and Pedri in the treatment room. Kounde has withdrawn from the French squad and is replaced by Chelsea’s Axel Disasi.