Injury - Soccer Wiretap

Pedro Suffers Multiple Facial Fractures, Concussion

Jul 24, 2017 1:05 PM

Pedro has suffered a concussion and facial injuries after colliding with David Ospina.

Pedro is expected to be back in training with a mask in 10 days after he suffered multiple fractures.

Pedro stayed the night in the hospital.

Press Association

Tags: Chelsea, Injury

Mario Gotze Remains 'One Of Dortmund's Most Important Players'

Jul 16, 2017 12:33 PM

Mario Gotze remains "one of Borussia Dortmund's most important players," CEO Hans Joachim-Watzke said.

Gotze had been out since February with a metabolic illness.

"From his mentality and attitude to his great passion, Mario was always ready," he told Welt am Sonntag. "That was never a concern.

"However, he suffered a serious illness. We have never talked about it in detail and will not.

"Michael Zorc and I had very close contact with him over the last five months. We knew everything. The fact that it is now all going in the right direction makes us all happy.

"If Mario is fit, he is one of Borussia Dortmund's most important players."


Tags: Borussia Dortmund, Injury, Misc Rumor

Eden Hazard Out Three Months With Fractured Ankle

Jun 5, 2017 12:11 PM

Eden Hazard will undergo surgery for a fractured ankle he suffered during training on Sunday. Hazard will be out three months and miss the start of next season.

There is some relief that Hazard, who was scanned by the national side and has since been assessed by Chelsea’s medical staff, appears to have suffered only minimal ligament damage.

“Hazard broke a bone in his lower ankle, luckily not his shin,” said the Belgium team doctor, Kris Van Crombrugge. “Ligaments usually get torn with this kind of injury, but on the scan we saw minimal ligament damage. It’s very limited, which means his recovery will be smooth. It will be fine, for the full 100%. In three months he should be fully recovered. Eden knows that is very realistic. He remains optimistic, even after this injury. He will return as a top player: in three months he will play again with a perfect ankle.”

Hazard had expected to enter contract talks with Chelsea on an extension.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Injury

Paul Pogba Ruled Out Of Manchester Derby

Apr 26, 2017 12:24 PM

Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Thursday's derby at Manchester City.

Pogba is suffering from a hamstring injury.

United will also be without Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Daniel Taylor/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Injury

Gareth Bale Ruled Out Of Champions League Semifinals

Apr 25, 2017 10:59 AM

Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid's Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid with a calf injury.

Bale started Sunday's Clasico but came off with the injury. Tests have now shown a Grade 2 problem.

Bale has had 17 different injuries during his four seasons in Spain.

"[Bale] is the first one unhappy with what happened, but he told me he was at 100 percent, that the two training sessions before the game were perfect, with no problems at all," Zinedine Zidane said. "I trust everything my players tell me.

"Then this has happened. We cannot avoid it. The player wants to play. When you have a very long injury, when you return it is difficult. Maybe at the start you are good, but when you train every day you pick up another problem.

"It is not a big injury. We hope we have him back soon, before the end [of the season]."

Dermot Corrigan/ESPN

Tags: Real Madrid, Injury, UEFA Champions League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Out Until January With ACL, PCL Tear

Apr 21, 2017 3:33 PM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suffered serious ligament damage in his right knee and is likely to be sidelined until January 2018 at the earliest.

Ibrahimovic suffered the injury in the Europa League on Thursday.

The injury has now placed doubt over the player's club future, with his United contract due to expire at the end of this season. It is unclear if United is under an obligation to honor the extended contract following his injury.

Ibrahimovic had been the subject of interest from MLS clubs LA Galaxy and LAFC.

Mark Ogden/ESPN

Tags: Manchester United, Injury

Paulo Dybala Suffers Ankle Injury

Apr 15, 2017 1:01 PM

Paulo Dybala suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's win by Juventus at Pescara.

Massimiliano Allegri is optimistic Dybala will be available for the second leg of Juve's Champions League tie against Barcelona. Dybala scored two goals in the first leg.

"Dybala took a blow, there is a distortion," Allegri said. "But, with four days to recuperate before Barcelona, you have to be optimistic."

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Tags: Juventus, Injury

Marc Bartra Out Four Weeks With Injuries From Bus Attack

Apr 13, 2017 12:37 PM

Marc Bartra will be out approximately four weeks following his injuries in Tuesday's bus attack.

Bartra was hit by shrapnel as three explosions hit the bus.

Thomas Tuchel said on Thursday that "it looks like Marc Bartra will return to the team in four weeks. He'd like to play now already."

Bartra was the only player injured when windows in the bus shattered in the explosions.

Barta underwent operations on his arm and wrist.

Adriana Garcia/ESPN

Tags: Borussia Dortmund, Injury

Juan Mata Could Miss Remainder Of Season After Groin Surgery

Mar 31, 2017 6:22 PM

Juan Mata may miss the remainder of the season after undergoing groin surgery.

Manchester United are still chasing the Europa League title as well as a top-4 spot in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League.

Mata has been a key part of Jose Mourinho's side this season.


Tags: Manchester United, Injury

Harry Kane Sustains Ankle Ligament Damage

Mar 14, 2017 9:18 PM

Harry Kane sustained ankle ligament damage in Sunday's 6-0 FA Cup win over Millwall.

Kane suffered the injury to his right ankle, and is the same knock as he picked up in September that ruled him out of action for seven weeks and 10 games.

Spurs are optimistic Kane's injury is not as severe this time.

"We can confirm that Harry Kane sustained ligament damage to his right ankle during Sunday's FA Cup win against Millwall," Spurs said on their Twitter account. "The injury is similar to the one suffered by the forward against Sunderland in September last year, however it is not considered to be as severe.

"Harry will continue to be assessed by our medical staff while he undergoes his rehabilitation at our Training Centre."

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Tags: Tottenham Hotspur, Injury

Fernando Torres Hospitalized Following Collision
Initial tests showed no signs of any serious spine or head injuries after Fernando Torres collided with Depor's Alex Bergantinos


Mario Gotze Out Indefinitely With Metabolic Disorder
Mario Gotze will be out for Borussia Dortmund indefinitely.

RealGM Staff Report

Clint Dempsey Cleared To Play Following Heart Issues
Clint Dempsey estimated he's probably at 85% to 90% of his full fitness level right now after starting a closely monitored exercise regime before training camp.

Associated Press

Gabriel Jesus Could Miss Remainder Of Season With Fractured Metatarsal
In just five games since joining City at Christmas, Gabriel Jesus had not only scored three goals but succeeded in displacing Sergio Agüero from the team.

Paul Wilson/The Guardian

Francis Coquelin Out 3-4 Weeks With Hamstring Injury
Francis Coquelin sustained the injury in the first half of Arsenal's 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Tuesday evening.

Michael Butler/The Guardian

Ilkay Gundogan Likely Out For Remainder Of Season With Knee Injury
Ilkay Gundogan's injury may prompt Pep Guardiola to bolster his midfield options in January’s transfer window.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Jan Oblak Likely Out 3-4 Months With Shoulder Surgery
Jan Oblak was injured while attempting to prevent Jonathan dos Santos from scoring Villarreal's second goal.

Santi Cazorla Out Three Months With Achilles Surgery
The surgery is coming almost six weeks after Santi Cazorla sustained the injury.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Coutinho Likely Out Six Weeks With Ankle Injury
Coutinho was taken from the pitch on a stretcher after an accidental collision with Didier Ndong.

Andy Hunter/The Guardian

Philippe Coutinho Stretchered Off With Serious Foot Injury
Philippe Coutinho was carted off with a protective splint on his right foot after several minutes of attention on the field.

Glenn Price/ESPN

Gareth Bale Out Up To Three Months With Ankle Surgery
Gareth Bale will undergo surgery on the ankle injury he suffered this week in the Champions League.

Press Association

Hector Bellerin Out Four Weeks With Ankle Injury
Hector Bellerin will miss approximately four weeks with an ankle injury, leaving Arsenal short at right-back.

Amy Lawrence/The Guardian

Alvaro Morata Likely To Miss One Month With Hamstring Injury
Alvaro Morata was injured in Spain's friendly against England at Wembley.

Tim Howard Out Four Months Following Surgery On Groin
Tim Howard suffered an injury to his right groin on international duty with the United States on Friday.


Toni Kroos Out 6-8 Weeks With Broken Foot
Toni Kroos had been playing in a more defensive role for Real Madrid with Casemiro out.

Harry Kane Could Return From Ankle Injury To Start Against Arsenal
Harry Kane has been out with ankle ligament damage since the middle of September.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Liverpool Loses Danny Ings For Remainder Of Season
Danny Ings will miss the remainder of Liverpool's season after suffering ligament damage to his right knee.

The Guardian

Eric Bailly Likely Suffered Serious Knee Injury
Eric Bailly has impressed since his summer move from Villarreal.

PA Sport

Andres Iniesta Out 6-8 Weeks With Right Knee Injury
Andres Iniesta was injured following a challenge from Enzo Perez and left Saturday's match after 14 minutes.

RealGM Staff Report

Lionel Messi Set For Return From Groin Injury
Lionel Messi has been sidelined since injuring his groin for a second time this season in the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid last month.

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