Top 10 players picked up injuries in November international break
A number of stars picked up long-term injuries
As the November international break unfolded, the football world witnessed a series of unfortunate events as some of the top players faced injury setbacks. From England to Spain, and from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain, the casualty list grew longer with each passing day. Let’s delve into the challenges the football fraternity is currently grappling with as we explore the stories of the top 10 players who suffered injuries during this international break.
10. Alessandro Bastoni (Italy | Inter Milan)
Inter Milan’s defensive pillar, Bastoni, encountered a strain to his right calf during training with the Italian national team. The extent of the injury and the potential recovery timeline remain uncertain, posing a challenge for both the player and Inter Milan as they navigate crucial Euro 2024 qualifying matches.
9. Jeremie Frimpong (Netherland | Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Bayer Leverkusen‘s defender, Frimpong, suffered a muscle injury in training, casting doubt on his availability for upcoming Bayer 04 Leverkusen matches. Leverkusen anxiously awaits the results of examinations, hoping to have their key right-back fit for the crucial upcoming fixtures.
8. Son Heung-Min (South Korea | Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Tottenham Hotspur encountered an injury scare as star forward Son Heung-min picked up a knock while representing South Korea. Despite scoring in their 5-0 win against Singapore, Son’s ankle injury raises concerns for both the player and the club, adding to Tottenham’s already extensive injury list.
7. Warren Zaïre-Emery (France | Paris Saint-Germain FC)
Paris Saint-Germain‘s teenage midfielder, Warren Zaïre-Emery, faces the possibility of missing the last two group games in the Champions League due to a right ankle injury. The injury occurred as he made history by becoming France’s youngest goal-scorer on his international debut, further emphasizing the bitter side of an otherwise remarkable achievement.
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6. Gavi (Spain | FC Barcelona)
Spain beat Georgia 3-1 in their final Euro 2024 qualifying Group A match on Sunday in a bittersweet victory for the hosts after midfielder Gavi suffered a knee injury. The promising young talent adds to the list of Spanish players facing injury concerns, highlighting the physical toll of the intense international schedule.
5. Erling Haaland (Norway | Manchester City FC)
Norway‘s prolific striker, Erling Haaland, will miss the final European Championship qualifier against Scotland due to a foot injury sustained in a friendly against the Faroe Islands. The news leaves Manchester City without one of their keys attacking assets, impacting their strategies for the crucial upcoming match.
4. Vinicius Jr (Brazil | Real Madrid CF)
After Vinicius was substituted with just 27 minutes remaining, Vini Jr. appeared to be holding his thigh or hamstring as he walked gingerly from the field. On the touchline, he was seen receiving treatment for his left leg. The 23-year-old was taken off in the first half of Brazil‘s World Cup qualifier against Colombia. Brazil was leading 1-0 when Vinicius was substituted, courtesy of a brilliant attacking combination between the Madrid man and Gabriel Martinelli.
Real Madrid faced another setback as Vinicius Jr was forced off the field during Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Colombia. The nature of the injury, seemingly muscular, poses a significant concern for Real Madrid, raising questions about the player’s availability until the new year.
3. Eduardo Camavinga (France | Real Madrid CF)
Vinicius Jr. was forced off due to a thigh injury during Brazil’s 2-1 loss to Colombia on Thursday, Camavinga’s injury exacerbates Real’s problems.
Real Madrid‘s young midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga, suffered a blow to his right knee during training with the French national team. The 21-year-old, who has been a regular for Real Madrid this season, joins a growing list of players at the club dealing with knee injuries, adding to the challenges faced by the La Liga giants.
2. Andre Onana (Cameroon | Manchester United FC)
Andre Onana, a prominent player for Manchester United, had to leave the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Cameroon due to an injury. With less than ten minutes remaining in Cameroon’s match against Mauritius, Onana was substituted out. The game ended in a 3-0 victory for Cameroon, but Onana is questionable for the following one. If this injury is severe, Manchester United may be in trouble.
Manchester United’s Andre Onana faced an untimely injury while representing Cameroon in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The goalkeeper was forced off the field with less than 10 minutes remaining in Cameroon’s game against Mauritius, leaving Manchester United grappling with the possibility of losing another key player to injury.
1. Marcus Rashford (England | Manchester United FC)
Marcus Rashford of Manchester United was sidelined with an injury on Friday, November 17, during England’s two-goal victory over Malta at Wembley Stadium.
Manchester United’s forward, Marcus Rashford, had his hopes dashed during England’s victory over Malta at Wembley Stadium. The 26-year-old, eager to find the back of the net, left the field limping after a collision with teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold. England boss Gareth Southgate reassured fans that Rashford’s substitution was precautionary, but the setback raises concerns for both the player and his club.
The November international break has undoubtedly taken a toll on some of football’s brightest stars, leaving clubs and fans alike with a sense of uncertainty. As these players embark on their journeys to recovery, the football community collectively holds its breath, hoping for swift returns to the pitch. The challenges posed by injuries during international breaks highlight the need for careful management of players’ physical well-being in the relentless world of professional football.
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