Injury - Soccer Wiretap

Kieran Trippier Groin Injury Blamed On England Match

Dec 6, 2018 6:53 PM

Mauricio Pochettino has blamed Kieran Trippier's recurring groin injury on England's third-place match against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League. 

Trippier left that match with the injury, and was subbed off most recently against Southampton in the 87th minute.

Pochettino added that without full treatment, Tripper needs "to accept that situation and live sometimes with some pain and play”.

Daniel Sandford/Talk Sport

Tags: England, Injury

Joe Gomez Fractures Leg, Jurgen Klopp Critical Of Tackles

Dec 6, 2018 1:43 PM

Joe Gomez is out six weeks after fracturing his lower leg during Liverpool's 3-1 win over Burnley. 

The 21-year-old Gomez has started 12 out of 13 matches this season and formed an important partnership with Virgl van Dijk at center back. 

Jurgen Klopp asked the refs for more protection during the Burnley match, adding that "we all want to win football games, and there are different ways of doing it. Somebody has to tell you to stop doing it, make two more steps and make a normal challenge....I think the referee has to make sure that things like this don't happen constantly. It's not how it should be. Let's play football."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche defended his team's tackling style after the match while accusing Daniel Sturridge of diving. 

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Liverpool, Injury

Mesut Ozil Misses Tottenham Match With 'Back Ache'

Dec 2, 2018 9:05 PM

Mesut Ozil did not play in Arsenal's 4-2 win over Tottenham with a back injury. 

Manager Unai Emery said that he didn't know when Ozil was injured or whether he was at the stadium for the match.

Emery dropped the 30-year-old midfielder against Bournemouth in the previous week over concerns of his ability to handle the physicality and intensity of the match. 

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Arsenal, Injury, IQ

Kevin De Bruyne Out Six Weeks With Left Knee Injury

Nov 2, 2018 11:38 AM

Kevin De Bruyne will be out up to six weeks after suffering ligament damage in his left knee.

De Bruyne was making only his second start since a three-month absence following ligament damage to his right knee.

In January 2016, De Bruyne also seriously injured his right knee and ankle ligaments.

Pep Guardiola said: “We are sad for him. Nobody likes to be injured. Unfortunately he is injured but fortunately it is not surgery.”

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester City, Injury

Lionel Messi Out Three Weeks With Fractured Arm

Oct 20, 2018 6:02 PM

Lionel Messi will be out approximately three weeks with a fracture in his right arm.

Messi was injured when falling awkwardly in Saturday's 4-2 win by Barcelona over Sevilla.

Messi will miss next week's El Clasico, which he hasn't missed since 2007.

The Guardian

Tags: Barcelona, Injury

Pep Guardiola Cites Fatigue As Possible Reason For De Bruyne Injury

Aug 17, 2018 5:39 PM

Pep Guardiola believes a lack of rest may have contributed to the knee injury of Kevin de Bruyne.

De Bruyne will be out three months but won't need surgery.

"Like the doctor said, it will be two to three months, hopefully he can do as much as possible to get back and help us again," Guardiola told a news conference.

"It will be a big miss like last season with Benjamin Mendy. Last season Kevin was outstanding in all terms and of course for him and his family you never want this but you accept it's part of the game.

"It's especially part of the game for the players -- it's normal, they don't rest. It's a tough season, short recovery, they say let's go and we are in the competition. Human beings have a limit and sometimes these things happen."

Jonathan Smith/ESPN

Tags: Manchester City, Injury

Kevin De Bruyne Suffers Right Knee Injury In Training

Aug 15, 2018 12:05 PM

Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a right knee injury in training on Wednesday and is undergoing tests to determine the severity.

De Bruyne is expected to fly to Barcelona for further tests with specialist Dr. Ramon Cugat who treated him when suffered a knee injury in January 2016.

De Bruyne only returned to training last Monday after helping Belgium to the semifinals of the World Cup in Russia. De Bruyne was a second-half substitute in the 2-0 Premier League-opening victory over Arsenal on Sunday, coming on in the 60th minute.

Jonathan Smith/ESPN

Tags: Manchester City, Injury

Kylian Mbappe Hid Back Injury During World Cup Semis, Final

Jul 24, 2018 10:52 AM

Kylian Mbappe hid a back injury ahead of the semifinal of the World Cup against Belgium and the final against Croatia.

Mbappe hurt three vertebrae in his back when picking his things up to go for a shower.

"The most important thing was making sure that our opponents did not find out," Mbappe said. "They could have taken advantage of that and targeted this sensitive area. The players and the staff kept it hidden -- even for the final."

Mbappe said he hopes to be in contention for the Ballon d'Or alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Raphael Varane and PSG teammate Neymar.

"I would put Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Raphael Varane... and me," he said.

Jonathan Johnson/ESPN

Tags: France, Paris Saint-Germain, Injury, World Cup

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Out For Season With Knee Surgery

Jul 18, 2018 5:14 PM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained multiple ligament damage on April 24th and is expected to be out of action for up to 12 months in total.

Oxlade-Chamberlain asked Liverpool to keep the information secret initially.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's rehabilitation is on course and Liverpool do not view the injury as career-defining

Andy Hunter/The Guardian

Tags: Liverpool, Injury

Neymar Leaves Training Session With Right Ankle Injury

Jun 19, 2018 12:03 PM

Neymar left Tuesday's training session after just 15 minutes with a right ankle injury.

Brazil's doctor says the injury is related to a foul he suffered in Sunday's match and not his recently broken right foot.

Neymar limped as he walked away from the field toward the dressing room.

Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar left as a precaution after feeling soreness while jogging. 

"What we can do is to calm down," Lasmar said. "A shorter workout was planned for the starters today, they're still in a regenerative process. Neymar trained a little, felt the pain, returned to physical therapy and tomorrow trains normally."


Tags: Brazil, Injury, World Cup

Mohamed Salah Expected To Play In World Cup
Mohamed Salah suffered a shoulder injury in the Champions League Final last Saturday.

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Dani Alves Ruled Out Of World Cup Due To Knee Injury
Dani Alves suffered the injury in the French Cup final.

The Guardian

Laurent Koscielny Out Six Months Following Surgery On Achilles
Laurent Koscielny will be out six months after undergoing surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Cristiano Ronaldo Not Expected To Miss UCL Final With Ankle Injury
Cristiano Ronaldo sprained his ankle 15 minutes into the 2-2 draw against Barcelona.

Dermot Corrigan/ESPN

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Out For World Cup With Knee Ligament Injury
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has flourished with Liverpool since leaving Arsenal.

The Guardian

Sergio Aguero Undergoes Knee Surgery
Sergio Aguero could miss the rest of Manchester City's season and his fitness for the World Cup with Argentina is in doubt.


Harry Kane Out Four Weeks With Ankle Injury
This is the third time since the beginning of last season Harry Kane has suffered the injury.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Neymar To Undergo Surgery On Injured Foot
Neymar is expected to be out six to eight weeks.

Jonathan Johnson/ESPN

Kingsley Coman Out For Season With Ankle Surgery
Kingsley Coman's status for the World Cup is now in doubt.

Neymar Out Until May With Surgery On Foot
Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal in his right foot and will undergo surgery.


Neymar Stretchered Off With Ankle Injury
A false step while tracking back saw Neymar's right ankle roll over despite suffering no contact.


Jordan Morris Suffers Torn ACL
Jordan Morris missed the end of the MLS regular season after suffering a hamstring injury in September.

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Mesut Ozil Dealing With Immune System Issues
Mesut Ozil is sick for the fourth time in just over a year.

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Toni Kroos Out Two Weeks With Knee Injury
Toni Kroos suffered the injury in Wednesday's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

Ousmane Dembele Out Four Weeks With Left Hamstring Injury
Ousmane Dembele has made just seven appearances for Barca in total.

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Kevin De Bruyne Escapes Serious Injury After Being Stretchered Off
Kevin de Bruyne was injured after a tackle by Jason Puncheon.

Jonathan Smith/ESPN

Gabriel Jesus Out 1-2 Months With Knee Injury
Gabriel Jesus has eight goals and two assists in just over 1,000 minutes this season in the Premier League.

Jonathan Smith/ESPN

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Out One Month With Recurrence Of Knee Injury
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was out for seven months following a tear of his ACL.


Romelu Lukaku Stretchered Off Field Following Head Injury
Romelu Lukaku was attended to by United's medical staff on the pitch for around six minutes.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Misses Training With Calf Issue Ahead Of Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo admitted to having felt some pain in his calf following a crunching foul by Gremio captain Geromel.

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