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Top Players In Europe That Picked Up Injury During The International Break

  Administrator November 24, 2023

As the November international break played out, the football community bore witness to a sequence of unfortunate events, with several top players encountering setbacks due to injuries. Spanning from England to Spain, and from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain, the list of casualties extended day by day. Let's delve into the current challenges confronting the football fraternity as we delve into the narratives of the top 10 players who endured injuries in this international break.

Alessandro Bastoni (Italy | Inter Milan)

Inter Milan's linchpin in defense, Bastoni, experienced a strain to his right calf during Italian national team training. The severity of the injury and the potential timeline for recovery remain uncertain, presenting a challenge for both the player and Inter Milan as they navigate crucial Euro 2024 qualifying matches.

Jeremie Frimpong (Netherlands | Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Bayer Leverkusen's defensive stalwart, Frimpong, suffered a muscle injury during training, casting uncertainty on his availability for upcoming Bayer 04 Leverkusen matches. Leverkusen eagerly awaits examination results, hoping to have their key right-back fit for the crucial upcoming fixtures.

Son Heung-Min (South Korea | Tottenham Hotspur FC)

Tottenham Hotspur faced a moment of concern as star forward Son Heung-min sustained an injury while representing South Korea. Despite contributing to their 5-0 victory against Singapore, Son's ankle injury raises apprehensions for both the player and the club, compounding Tottenham's existing list of injuries.

Warren Zaïre-Emery (France | Paris Saint-Germain FC)

Paris Saint-Germain's teenage midfielder, Warren Zaïre-Emery, confronts the potential of missing the last two group games in the Champions League due to a right ankle injury. This setback occurred as he made history by becoming France’s youngest goal-scorer on his international debut, underscoring the bitter side of an otherwise remarkable achievement.

Gavi (Spain | FC Barcelona)

Spain secured a 3-1 victory over Georgia in their final Euro 2024 qualifying Group A match, but it came at a cost as midfielder Gavi suffered a knee injury. The bittersweet win for the hosts adds to the growing list of Spanish players facing injury concerns, emphasizing the physical toll of the intense international schedule.

Erling Haaland (Norway | Manchester City FC)

Norway's prolific striker, Erling Haaland, is set to miss the final European Championship qualifier against Scotland due to a foot injury sustained in a friendly against the Faroe Islands. This development leaves Manchester City without one of their key attacking assets, impacting their strategies for the crucial upcoming match.


Vinicius Jr (Brazil | Real Madrid CF)

In a World Cup qualifier against Colombia, Vinicius Jr was substituted with 27 minutes remaining, visibly holding his thigh or hamstring as he walked gingerly from the field. On the touchline, he received treatment for his left leg. The 23-year-old's early exit, following a brilliant attacking combination with Gabriel Martinelli, dealt Real Madrid another setback. The nature of the seemingly muscular injury raises significant concerns for Real Madrid, prompting questions about the player’s availability until the new year.

Eduardo Camavinga (France | Real Madrid CF)

Following Vinicius Jr.'s departure due to a thigh injury during Brazil’s 2-1 loss to Colombia on Thursday, Camavinga's injury further compounds Real Madrid's challenges.

 Real Madrid's youthful midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga, suffered a blow to his right knee during training with the French national team. The 21-year-old, a consistent presence for Real Madrid this season, adds to the growing list of players at the club contending with knee injuries, amplifying the difficulties faced by the La Liga giants.

Andre Onana (Cameroon | Manchester United FC)

A key figure for Manchester United, Andre Onana had to withdraw from the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Cameroon due to injury. Substituted out with less than ten minutes remaining in Cameroon’s match against Mauritius, the game concluded in a 3-0 victory for Cameroon. However, Onana's availability for the subsequent match remains uncertain. If the injury proves severe, Manchester United could find themselves in a challenging situation.

 Manchester United's Andre Onana encountered an unfortunate 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 to grapple with the potential loss of another key player to injury.

Marcus Rashford (England | Manchester United FC)

On Friday, November 17, Marcus Rashford of Manchester United found himself sidelined with an injury during England’s two-goal victory over Malta at Wembley Stadium.

The hopes of Manchester United’s forward, Marcus Rashford, were dashed during England’s triumph over Malta at Wembley Stadium. The 26-year-old, keen to contribute to the scoreline, departed the field limping following a collision with teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold. England manager Gareth Southgate reassured fans that Rashford’s substitution was a precautionary measure, but the setback raises concerns for both the player and his club.

The November international break has undeniably impacted some of football's most illustrious stars, leaving both clubs and fans in a state of uncertainty. As these players commence their paths to recovery, the football community collectively awaits their return to the pitch, holding its breath in the hope of swift comebacks. The challenges presented by injuries during international breaks underscore the necessity for meticulous management of players' physical well-being in the demanding realm of professional football.

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