Injury - Soccer Wiretap

Edinson Cavani To Miss First Leg Against Manchester United

Feb 11, 2019 1:04 PM

Edinson Cavani will miss the first leg of PSG's Champions League draw against Manchester United with an injured hip. Cavani did not travel with the team to Manchester.

Cavani received the injury over the weekend against Bordeaux. There is no timetable on his return.

PSG are already without Neymar for the round of 16. 

Sky Sports

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Injury

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Benjamin Mendy To Pep Guardiola: I Was Not In Hong Kong

Feb 8, 2019 6:52 PM

Benjamin Mendy insisted that he was not in Hong Kong after his an Instagram post showing his location.

“Hong Kong? F---, is he? He said he was going to Paris but Hong Kong – I don’t know/ I have to understand Instagram. Really, I don’t know. Yesterday he was in Barcelona," said Guardiola.

Guardiola added that he thought Mendy was in Spain receiving treatment.

Mendy said he was joking with his post. 

"I was just joking with my Uber driver, I don’t want no problems Pep,” Mendy tweet.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester City, Injury

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Manuel Neuer Trains After Injuring Thumb

Feb 6, 2019 12:43 PM

Manuel Neuer trained for the first time since last Thursday after suffering an injured thumb, giving Bayern Munich hope that he can return in time for their Champions League match against Liverpool.

Neuer sat out Bayern's 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend.

"The thumb [Neuer's] is really fat, but in one or two days things should look different and he could be able to play. Of course, I was happy to be able to play again, but it was bitter news for Manuel," said backup keeper Sven Ulreich.

ESPN

Tags: Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Injury, UEFA Champions League

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Neymar Wishes For 'New Metatarsal' During Birthday Bash

Feb 6, 2019 12:39 PM

Neymar threw a lavish party for his 27th birthday featuring Dani Alves, Kylian Mbappe, and Thomas Tuchel.

During the celebration, he gave a tearful speech in which he wished he had a "new metatarsal". 

Neymar's injury will keep him out for 10 weeks, including missing PSG's clash against Manchester United in the Champions League. 

Chris Wright/ESPN

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Injury, UEFA Champions League

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Barcelona Waiting Until Last Minute To Determine Messi Fitness

Feb 6, 2019 12:35 PM

Lionel Messi has been named in Barcelona's squad ahead their El Clasico clash in the Copa del Rey.

Messi suffered a thigh injury over the weekend against Valencia. 

"It is true that sometimes we have had doubts with players and we have waited until the last moment. It's the same with Messi," said Ernesto Valverde.

BBC Sport

Tags: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Injury

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool To Focus Both On League and Europe

Feb 4, 2019 2:19 PM

Jurgen Klopp said he wouldn't prioritize either the league or European competition moving forward.

“We will try [to go for both], for sure. That is what we tried last year. There was the discussion this year when people said we should focus only on the league so now we are still in the Champions League and I am quite happy about it. We have a very difficult game yet listening to some people it seems we are already through because ‘It’s only Bayern Munich’. Have you looked at the team they have or how they are in shape now after the winter break?", stated Klopp.

Liverpool are short on depth in their backline as Joe Gomez undergoes another surgery.

They play their first leg against Bayern Munich on February 19th. 

Andy Hunter/The Guardian

Tags: Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Injury, IQ, UEFA Champions League

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Messi Set To Be Available For El Clasico On Wednseday

Feb 2, 2019 11:26 PM

Messi should be available for El Clasico on Wednesday despite picking up a knock in a 2-2 draw against Valencia.

Although Messi continued the match, Barcelona did confirm a minor injury that is "nothing serious".

Barcelona play Real Madrid on Wednesday in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey.

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Tags: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Injury

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Joe Gomez Will Need 'More Time', May Require Another Operation

Feb 2, 2019 2:05 PM

Joe Gomez may need another surgery on his broken leg, putting him out for an extended amount of time.

Gomez broke his leg in early December. Jurgen Klopp was not optimistic about his return.

“It is not exactly going how we want – that’s how it is. He needs more time. We will see exactly how we do it. There were different moments we thought we could do this or that but it will take time. We can not say more," said Klopp.

Andy Hunter/The Guardian

Tags: Liverpool, Injury

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Luciano Acosta Rumored For PSG Move

Jan 31, 2019 2:56 PM

DC United playmaker Luciano Acosta is rumored for a move to PSG.

The 24-year-old is set to replace Neymar, who is out for at least two months with a foot injury.

Acosta has left D.C. United's training camp. The rumored transfer fee is under $13 million. 

Jonathan Johnson/ESPN

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, D.C. United, Injury, Official Transfer

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Neymar Out For Over Two Months With Foot Injury

Jan 30, 2019 9:57 AM

Neymar has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks with a right foot injury suffered on January 23.

He will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League round of 16 tie against Manchester United.

Neymar was injured while playing against Strasbourg last Wednesday in the French Cup but will not require surgery.

A PSG statement read: "On Tuesday evening Paris Saint-Germain gathered together a group of world-renowned medical experts at the Ooredoo Training Centre to carry out a thorough review of the injury to Neymar Jr.'s right foot, sustained against RC Strasbourg in the Coupe de France round of 16 match on Jan. 23.

"After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached of a conservative treatment of Neymar Jr.'s injury to the fifth right metatarsal. Informed of this recommendation, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian international striker agreed with this protocol. As a result, Neymar Jr. is expected to return to the field within 10 weeks.

"Paris Saint-Germain sends its strongest support and encouragement to Neymar Jr. to overcome this injury, with the courage and determination that the player has always shown."

ESPN

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Sokratis, Laurent Koscielny To Miss Time Following Injuries
Arsenal are already without Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding for the season.

ESPN

Chucky Lozano Released From Hospital Following Head Injury
Lozano scored 2 goals before colliding with an opponent just before halftime.

BeIN Sport

Neymar May Miss Manchester United Match With Injury
Neymar injured his metatarsal after getting tackled against Strasbourg.

The Guardian

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Open To New Signing After Injuries
Alli and Kane are expected to miss the next several weeks due to injury.

BBC Sport

Dele Alli Out For At Least 6 Weeks With Hamstring Injury
Alli is scheduled to miss Tottenham's next six league matches and the first leg of their Champions League match against Dortmund.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Hector Bellerin To Miss Season With Ruptured ACL
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Stephan Lichtsteiner will replace Bellerin in Arsenal's lineup.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Karim Benzema To Miss Two Weeks Following Finger Surgery
Benzema will have the operation after Real Madrid's match against Sevilla.

Pablo Polo/Marca

Trent Alexander-Arnold Out For Month With Knee Injury
Liverpool will be without Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip in defense.

Andy Hunter/The Guardian

Harry Kane Out Until March With Ankle Injury
Kane is set to miss both legs of Tottenham's round of 16 match-up against Borussia Dortmund.

Matt Law/The Telegraph

Pep Guardiola On Relationship With De Bruyne: 'He Knows Where I Am'
De Bruyne has started just six matches this season due to knee injuries.

BBC Sports

Harry Kane May Be Out At Least One Month With Ankle Injury
Tottenham are already short on attackers in losing Son Heung-min to the Asian Cup.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Mauricio Pochettino Concerned Over Harry Kane Injury
Kane and Moussa Sissoko were both injured in their 1-0 loss to Manchester United.

BBC Sport

Gareth Bale To Be Fined For Leaving Match Early
Bale left in the stadium in the 78th minute of Real Madrid's 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad.

AS

Toni Kroos Tears Adductor Muscle, No Timeline On Return
Kroos suffered a grade 2 adductor tear in his left leg.

Real Madrid

Diego Costa Focused On Champions League Return Against Juventus
Costa had foot surgery on December 5th.

AS

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Out Six Weeks With Foot Injury
Arsenal have already lost several key players due to injury in recent weeks.

RealGM Staff Report

Hector Bellerin Out For 'Some Weeks' With Calf Injury
Bellerin started in all 17 league matches this season.

RealGM Staff Report

Eric Dier Out Until 2019, Replaced By 18-Year-Old Oliver Skipp
Skipp is the 13th player to graduate from Tottenham's youth academy into the senior side under Pochettino.

The Guardian

Kieran Trippier Groin Injury Blamed On England Match
Trippier initially hurt his groin in England's third-place match against Croatia.

Daniel Sandford/Talk Sport

Joe Gomez Fractures Leg, Jurgen Klopp Critical Of Tackles
Klopp asked the referees for more protection against reckless tackling.

RealGM Staff Report