Injury - Soccer Wiretap

Ousmane Dembele Out Four Weeks With Left Hamstring Injury

Jan 15, 2018 12:07 PM

Ousmane Dembele will miss the next four weeks with a left hamstring injury. Barcelona says the injury is not related to the one in which required surgery earlier in the season.

Dembele cost Barcelona a transfer fee of €105 million.

Dembele, who has made just seven appearances for Barca in total, will miss the Copa del Rey doubleheader against city rivals Espanyol and next week's trip to Real Betis in the league.

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Kevin De Bruyne Escapes Serious Injury After Being Stretchered Off

Dec 31, 2017 10:37 AM

Kevin de Bruyne was stretchered off Manchester City's 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace after a tackle by Jason Puncheon.

De Bruyne, however, was seen walking back to the City dressing room. 

"With Kevin we were lucky," said Pep Guardiola. "I don't know what happened today. We were lucky in the past. But I don't know what happens in the future."

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Gabriel Jesus Out 1-2 Months With Knee Injury

Dec 31, 2017 10:24 AM

Gabriel Jesus injured his knee in Manchester City's 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.

Pep Guardiola told BT Sport: "He [Gabriel] is injured. Hopefully not tough, but maybe one or two months he will be out."

Jesus has eight goals and two assists in just over 1,000 minutes this season in the Premier League.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Out One Month With Recurrence Of Knee Injury

Dec 30, 2017 6:32 PM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out at least one month with a recurrence of his knee injury.

Ibrahimovic was out for seven months following a tear of his ACL.

"It's the same knee, it's the knee with an incredible problem," Jose Mourinho said. "A [36]-year-old man -- a lion, like you say he's a real lion -- but not easy and now he's had a little recurrence and one month out."

United also lost Romelu Lukaku on Saturday.


Tags: Manchester United, Injury

Romelu Lukaku Stretchered Off Field Following Head Injury

Dec 30, 2017 6:29 PM

Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off the field in the first half of Manchester United's 0-0 draw against Southampton.

Lukaku clashed heads with Wesley Hoedt.

Jose Mourinho told the BBC after the game that Lukaku would be "out of football for a while." 

Lukaku was attended to by United's medical staff on the pitch for around six minutes before leaving on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Misses Training With Calf Issue Ahead Of Clasico

Dec 20, 2017 12:52 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to train on Wednesday for the second straight day, which increases the concern around Real Madrid that he will be unable to play in Saturday's Clasico.

A club statement read: "Cristiano Ronaldo worked separately from the group, while Luca [Modric] also trained alone out on the pitch as he continues his recovery process."

Real Madrid are currently 11 points behind Barcelona while playing one fewer match.

Ronaldo admitted to having felt some pain in his calf following a crunching foul by Gremio captain Geromel.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Injury Was More Significant Than Reported

Nov 20, 2017 7:27 PM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says his injury in April was more significant than it was described at the time.

Ibrahimovic returned to action this past weekend for the first time since sustaining the injury.

While the problem was considered grave enough to question whether Ibrahimovic would play again, he stated it was actually more dire than previously known. “If people knew the real injury, they would be in shock that I was even playing. It was more than the knee but I will keep it personal – that’s why I choose not to talk of it,” he said.

“In my recovery I have not rushed anything; I have been out for six and half months. I have been following protocol and my schedule day by day. The only secret has been working hard. Those close to me know what I have been doing. I was working five, six hours a day.

“When it happened I said giving up was not an option. My only focus was on coming back and coming back better. I know it’s my head playing, not my knee; my knee has to follow. With my experience and career I know what I have to do but I feel good. I am very proud of the moment to play again and for everyone around me because I wouldn’t have done it alone. Thanks to the supporters for keeping me motivated, the coach who’s trusted me, the club that believes in me and my family obviously.”

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Injury

Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Return From Injury

Nov 17, 2017 1:37 PM

Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been cleared to return from their respective injuries.

Both players will be available for Sunday's match against Newcastle United.

Pogba injured his hamstring on September 12th.

Jose Mourinho said: “Now I can speak because Paul is back but you can clearly see Manchester United this season before Paul’s injury and after Paul’s injury. There are qualities in our football that influence our approach in matches, with Pogba and without Pogba, that’s as simple as that.”

Ibrahimovic is returning from a torn ACL.

Mourinho said: “Zlatan last season we played with him every minute almost until he was injured. This season we learn how to play without him but he’s a very important player. We welcome him back.

“He has an incredible personality to fight such an important injury. We were all saying in 2017 he will be back but one thing is 31 December 2017 and another thing is mid-November. He was as an injured player the same super professional he is when he’s fit.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Injury

Santi Cazorla To Return In January After Eight Operations On Ankle

Nov 3, 2017 9:56 AM

Santi Cazorla hopes to return to action in January after undergoing eight operations over the span of one year due to severe right ankle injury complications.

"I don't have a spot until January but my intention is to return by then," Cazorla told Marca. "I never listened to those that said that I would only be able to play football with my children, I have plenty of football left in me."

A skin graft from his left arm was required to cover the wound, meaning part of a tattoo is now on his foot.

Cazorla was told he would be lucky to even walk normally again and there were fears he would need to have his foot amputated.

"He [Dr. Sanchez] saw that I had a tremendous infection, that had damaged part of the calcaneum bone, eaten the Achilles tendon, there were eight centimetres missing!" Cazorla said. "This hasn't been a simple injury as people may have thought.

"The problem was that it would not heal, the wound would reopen and it would get infected."

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United Has 'No Idea' When Paul Pogba Will Return From Injury

Oct 30, 2017 9:33 AM

Manchester United has "no idea" when Paul Pogba is likely to return to action.

Pogba suffered a hamstring injury on Sept. 12th and has missed United's last 10 matches in all competitions. 

Jose Mourinho described the injury as a "long-term'' issue towards the end of last month.

"Again, I have no idea. Honestly," said Mourinho.

"I am not in control of his recovery process. He is not training with me. He is on individual work.

"For example, Marcos Rojo is working with me, with certain conditions, and I would expect him to be ready to play after the international break. I can predict that. But Paul, I have no idea.''

PA Sport

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Harry Kane Ruled Out Of United Match, Doubtful Against Real Madrid
Harry Kane injured his hamstring last week against Liverpool.

Harry Kane Could Miss Match At United
Harry Kane could miss Saturday's match against Manchester United with a hamstring issue.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Could Return From ACL In December
Zlatan Ibrahimovic re-signed with United in the summer.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

N'Golo Kante Injures Hamstring
N'Golo Kante was holding his hamstring on his left leg when he was taken off 34 minutes in the game.


Marouane Fellaini May Have Suffered Ligament Damage In Knee
Marouane Fellaini has been productive so far this season for Manchester United.


Manuel Neuer Could Be Out Six Months Following Foot Surgery
Manuel Neuer was injured during training last month for a foot fracture that was initially expected to keep him out for the rest of 2017.


Sergio Aguero 'Can't Leave House', Out Six Weeks
Sergio Aguero would miss City's Champions League match against Napoli on Nov. 1st and their Premier League match against Arsenal four days later.


Alvaro Morata Out Six Weeks With Hamstring Injury
Chelsea is thin at striker following the sale of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid.

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Sergio Aguero Out 2-4 Weeks With Broken Rib From Car Crash
Sergio Aguero was a passenger in a taxi en route to the airport in Amsterdam after attending a concert.


Gareth Bale To Undergo Tests For Possible Muscular Injury
Real Madrid said Gareth Bale suffered a cramp in his calf, but the injury could actually be his hamstring.

Benjamin Mendy To Visit Knee Specialist
Manchester City are fearing an extended absence for Benjamin Mendy with a knee injury.

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Ousmane Dembele Out Four Months With Hamstring Surgery
Barcelona bought Ousmane Dembele from Dortmund for an initial 105 million.

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Ousmane Dembele Could Miss Some Time With Hamstring Injury
Ousmane Dembele fell to the ground clutching his hamstring after sprinting for the ball after the 20-minute mark of Saturday's match.

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United Unsure On Severity Of Paul Pogba's Hamstring Injury
Paul Pogba could be out through the Liverpool match on Oct. 14th, according to sources.

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Luis Suarez Out At Least One Month, Will Miss World Cup Qualifiers
Luis Suarez will miss matches against Argentina on Aug. 31 and Paraguay on Sept. 5.

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Alexis Sanchez Could Miss Several Weeks With Abdominal Strain
Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester City.

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Alexis Sanchez Could Be Late Returning To Arsenal For Training
Alexis Sanchez's return to training with Arsenal has been cast into doubt due to the flu.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Pedro Suffers Multiple Facial Fractures, Concussion
Pedro is expected to be back in training with a mask in 10 days after he suffered multiple fractures.

Press Association

Mario Gotze Remains 'One Of Dortmund's Most Important Players'
Mario Gotze had been out since February with a metabolic illness.


Eden Hazard Out Three Months With Fractured Ankle
Eden Hazard will undergo surgery for a fractured ankle he suffered during training on Sunday.

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