The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is one such tournament which begins just a week after the domestic season break.
Unsurprisingly, this means a host of injury issues, given that a three-week issue can completely rule a player out of the World Cup, where previously they would have taken several weeks to recover before the tournament’s kickoff Were.
Some big names are missing, but who are they? And which players are still struggling to prove their fitness?
10 notable players dropped
benzema was hurt He injured his left thigh during training in Doha on Saturday. The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner felt a sharp pain in his thigh during a sprint at the end of the training session and after undergoing an MRI, it was confirmed that he had suffered a muscle tear, which required recovery. Three weeks will be required.
Benzema addressed his return in an Instagram post.
“I’ve never given up in my life, but tonight I have to think about the team, like I always have,” he said. “So reason asks me to give my spot to someone who can help our team have a great World Cup. Thank you for all your messages of support.”
Mane, 30, picked up the injury in Bayern Munich’s 6-1 win over Werder Bremen on 8 November. He was substituted for 20 minutes after the match with what the team described as a head injury to the fibula bone. His lower right leg.
Despite the injury, Mané was included in Senegal’s squad for the World Cup and was expected to miss their first match of the tournament against the Netherlands on at least 20 November. Although, The team disclosed in a press conference on Thursday Further scans on the two-time African player of the year revealed he would require surgery on the injury and would not be able to play in Qatar.
Werner ruled out with ankle injury His club RB Leipzig said on 3 November, The 26-year-old, who has scored 24 goals in 55 appearances for the national team, was stretchered off after suffering a foot injury in the first half of Leipzig’s 4-0 win in the Champions League group stage against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. 13th minute.
Germany coach Hansi Flick said, “This news is very bitter.” “I personally feel very bad for Timo because he will miss the World Cup he wanted to play in.”
During this, Marco ReusHis career has been blighted by most injuries. The Borussia Dortmund forward watched his Germany teammates win the 2014 World Cup at home, missed Euro 2016 and Euro 2020, and now the 33-year-old has been ruled out of the 2022 World Cup due to an ankle injury.
florian wurtz, 18, is also missing. He is regarded as one of the best young prospects in Europe but was ruled out for at least six months after rupturing his ACL in his left knee during the first half of Leverkusen’s 1-0 defeat to rivals Cologne in March .
Wijnaldum’s participation in the World Cup was ended after he fractured the tibia in his right leg in August. The midfielder had been training with Serie A club AS Roma and, despite not being included in Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands squad for Nations League matches in June, had been tipped for a place in the World Cup squad.
Roma coach Jose Mourinho said, “Sometimes football can be s—.” “In just two weeks, Ginny became one of us because of his human qualities (his footballing qualities we already knew). Sadly in a very unfortunate accident he suffered a bad injury which will keep him out for a long time. Will keep you away from playing for a long time.”
plowed ruled out with a calf injury Suffered on 18 October. , on Tuesday. The 25-year-old was carried off on a stretcher in stoppage time during Liverpool’s 1-0 Premier League win against champions Manchester City.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said, “Not really good news, yes, he won’t be playing in the World Cup.” “There is a very serious injury in the calf muscle and now the process begins. That’s it. Everything else will follow in the next few days. Very sad news for the boy, for us and also for Portugal… I don’t don’t want to spend time on [his return], It’s going to be a long time.”
Rob Dawson believes Gareth Southgate’s calling up of Callum Wilson is as much of a surprise as James Maddison’s inclusion.
chelsea defender james was not included in England’s 26-man squad for the World Cup after suffering a knee injury against AC Milan last month. The 22-year-old was in a race against time to be fit and in a statement on social media, James said he was “devastated” and said he “really believed” he could help the team in Qatar. Could
James flew to Dubai to undergo a specialist recovery program and had started running out at Chelsea’s Cobham base, but after regular talks between club doctors and the England medical team, it was too late for the right-back to be flown to Qatar. Greater fitness was considered a risk.
Also missing for England is the Chelsea left-back ben chilwellWho pulled off in stoppage time of Chelsea’s 2-1 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb, scans revealed he had suffered “significant” damage to his hamstring.
Mexico manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino was hopeful that Tecatito might be able to return to fitness in time for the tournament in Qatar and included him in the squad. al triThe provisional 31-man roster as of two weeks ago. but
The Sevilla player fractured his fibula and damaged a ligament in his left ankle during a training session in August. Soon after the injury, the LaLiga club announced that his recovery would take four to five months, making it unlikely that he would be ready in time.
Martino explained what had changed On November 5: “The decision was made because we had a triple communication with Jesus, where we talked to the doctor, the physical trainer, and myself. He [Corona] straight told me that he was in no position to fight for a [World Cup] place.”
Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo, who is on loan at Liverpool, is out of action After suffering a thigh injury in October. Arthur underwent surgery in London and is set to be out until the New Year, despite only making one senior appearance for the Reds.
brazil defender diego carlos He is also missing after rupturing his ligaments in Aston Villa’s win over Everton in August.
Lo Celso suffered a hamstring injury for which the midfielder required surgery during Villarreal’s LaLiga defeat against Athletic Bilbao on 30 October. The 26-year-old was replaced and scans confirmed the midfielder had suffered a hamstring tear.
Spanish media reported that Lo Celso, who is on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, had exhausted all possible options while on the flight to Qatar, including consultations with specialists from different parts of the world for less invasive treatment.
Argentina also missing Forwards Nicolas Gonzalez and Joaquin Correa. Fiorentina’s Gonzalez sustained a muscle injury in Thursday’s training session, the Argentine FA announced, while Inter Milan’s Joaquin Correa was ruled out with an undisclosed injury.
One of Morocco’s most talented players, Harit was injured in his club’s final game before the World Cup. Marseille’s 3-2 Ligue 1 win over Monaco at the weekend saw the midfielder suffer a cruciate ligament sprain following a collision with France’s Axel DeSassi.
Manager Igor Tudor said: “As far as we know, it’s a huge injury. He got injured just before the World Cup, we talked about it all week, I’m very sad.”
“As you can imagine, beyond the physical pain, it is difficult to live the dream of the World Cup with hours flying by,” Harit said,
Alphonso Davies preferred to return to Bayern Munich training ahead of World Cup qualifiers with Canada.
10 notable players struggling with injury
paulo dybala (Argentina)
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