Injury - Soccer Wiretap

Eden Hazard Out For Season With Ankle Surgery

Mar 25, 2022 4:41 PM

Eden Hazard will undergo surgery to remove a metal plate in his right ankle, which will see him miss the stretch run of the season.

Los Blancos did not confirm how long Hazard will be sidelined but sources have told ESPN it is hoped he will return before the end of the campaign.

"In the coming days, our player, Eden Hazard, will undergo surgery to remove the osteosynthesis plate in his right fibula," a Real Madrid statement read.

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Lionel Messi Tests Positive For COVID-19

Jan 2, 2022 12:24 PM

Lionel Messi and three Paris Saint-Germain teammates have tested positive for COVID-19.

Mauricio Pochettino said he was unsure whether Messi, who is currently in Argentina, would feature in their next league game, at Lyon on Jan. 9.

"Messi has been in regular contact with our medical team, and when he has a negative test, he will travel to France, but we don't know any more than that. I don't know if he will be involved against Lyon.

"Until he gets a negative test in Argentina, he will not be able to travel to France. So it is all down to the test in terms of when he can travel. ... We will assess when he is ready to play."


Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Injury

Neymar Out 6-8 Weeks With Ankle Injury

Nov 29, 2021 10:25 AM

Neymar will miss six to eight weeks after sustaining ligament damage in his left ankle on Sunday.

Neymar was stretchered off the field on 85 minutes.

Neymar took to Instagram after the game and promised to come back stronger from the injury.

"Unfortunately, these setbacks are a part of an athlete's life," he said on Instagram.

"Now you have to raise your head and move on. I will come back better and stronger."


Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Injury

Paul Pogba Out Up To Two Months With Thigh Injury

Nov 9, 2021 10:46 AM

Paul Pogba could miss two months after suffering a thigh injury during training with France on Monday.

Initial tests undertaken by the French FA and reported to United have indicated Pogba could be sidelined for between six and eight weeks. Pogba is set to return to Manchester for further scans to give club medical staff a clearer picture of the problem.

Pogba has seven months remaining on his contract with Manchester United. 

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Roberto Firmino Likely Out At Least Four Weeks With Hamstring Injury

Nov 5, 2021 9:43 PM

Roberto Firmino has suffered a "serious" hamstring injury and is unlikely to return after the international break next week.

Firmino limped off a substitute in Wednesday's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid. 

"Losing Bobby Firmino is a blow," Klopp told a news conference."I don't think I need to say how big it is. It's a serious injury.

"We talk about weeks -- more than four I consider as a serious injury. Then we have to see. Bobby is a quick healer."

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Inter May Allow Christian Eriksen Exit As He Won't Be Cleared In Italy

Oct 29, 2021 2:52 PM

Christian Eriksen is not permitted to play in Italy this season as a result of the cardiac arrest he suffered during the Euros in June.

Eriksen later had a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device implanted, a type of pacemaker which can prevent fatal cardiac arrests by discharging a jolt to restore a regular heart rhythm.

Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian Football Federation's technical scientific committee, said in August that Eriksen will not be allowed to play in Italy unless the ICD device is removed.

"With reference to the registration rights of the player Eriksen, it should be noted that following a serious injury which occurred during the European Championship in June 2021, the player has been temporarily inhibited by the Italian medical authority from sporting activity in the current season," Inter Milan wrote in a statement on Thursday.

"Although the current conditions of the player don't meet the requirements of achieving sporting fitness in Italy, the same could instead be achieved in other countries where the player could resume competitive activity."


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Erling Haaland Out Several Weeks With Hip Muscle Injury

Oct 22, 2021 11:49 AM

Erling Haaland will be out for "a couple of weeks" with a hip muscle injury.

Haaland returned only last week from another muscle injury, scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Mainz before playing the whole game in Dortmund's 4-0 loss to Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday.

"Erling will be out, we'll be without him for a couple of weeks even," Marco Rose told a news conference.

"He has a hip flexor injury which simply doesn't make it possible for him to play. It's the same thigh, but another location."


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Grant Xhaka Out Three Months With Knee Injury

Sep 29, 2021 4:47 PM

Grant Xhaka will be out three months with a knee ligament injury.

Xhaka was withdrawn in the 82nd minute of Arsenal's 3-1 win over Spurs.

The timing is cruel for Arsenal and Xhaka, who was outstanding on an afternoon that was seen as a benchmark for Mikel Arteta’s side.

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N'Golo Kante Tests Positive For COVID-19

Sep 28, 2021 11:16 AM

N'Golo Kante will miss Chelsea's Champions League match on Wednesday against Juventus after testing positive for COVID-19.

It is not known if Kante has received the vaccine.

Thomas Tuchel, who is fully vaccinated, admitted he is unaware of how many Chelsea players have received the jab but refused to call for a mandatory uptake despite an apparent reluctance among many footballers to take it.

"We are only a reflection of society and the players have a free choice if they want to get vaccinated or not," Tuchel said on Tuesday at a news conference.

"I think we should accept it and this is more or less everything I can say. I know the situation is far from over and all the time somebody gets it here from us and from our crew, it make you very aware it is not over. I hope it gets as less as possible but I clearly don't have the solution for it.

"It would be easy to say yes [the players should get the vaccine to set an example] now and get applause from a lot of people but at the same time, do I have the right to say it? I'm not so sure. I can make the decision for myself and everybody else needs to reflect about it, take a risk or not."

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Sergio Aguero Out 10 Weeks With Calf Injury

Aug 9, 2021 2:30 PM

Sergio Aguero will be out up to 10 weeks after suffering a calf injury during Sunday's training session.

Aguero was unable to make his debut in Barca's 3-0 victory over Juventus in the Joan Gamper trophy.

Ronald Koeman described Aguero's injury on Sunday as a "setback."

"It's a pity he got injured and could not play 30 minutes at the Gamper," Koeman said. "It's a setback as he was training and can bring a lot to the team with his quality up front."

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Tests Confirm Leonardo Spinazzola Tore Achilles Tendon


Eden Hazard Says He Will Never Be The Same After Ankle Injuries


Christian Eriksen Suffered Cardiac Arrest, 'Gone' Before Resuscitated

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Eden Hazard Hasn't Considered Leaving Real Madrid

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Christian Eriksen Collapses On Pitch, Denmark-Finland Match Postponed


Kevin De Bruyne Fractures Nose, Left Eye Socket

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Out For 2020 European Championship


Christian Pulisic Likely Out For Champions League Match


Sergio Ramos Out Six Weeks Following Knee Surgery

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Philippe Coutinho Out Several Months With Meniscus Injury

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Gareth Bale Out Multiple Weeks With Calf Injury


Neymar Out Until January With Ankle Injury


Erling Haaland Out Until 2021 With Hamstring Injury

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Ansu Fati Out Indefinitely With Knee Injury


Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Negative For COVID-19, Cleared From Isolation


Alphonso Davies To Miss 6-8 Weeks With Ankle Injury


Virgil Van Dijk To Undergo ACL Surgery

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Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For COVID-19


Three MLS Matches Postponed Due To COVID-19


Sadio Mane Tests Positive For COVID-19