We are approaching the home stretch of the domestic European season, but first teams must pray that no players get hurt over the international break.
While a long season that already included a World Cup takes its toll, Manchester United, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich are among the teams that have already had players withdrew from their national team squads due to injuries.
The athlete has listed below a summary of the most significant accidents that occurred during the international time.
Nick Pope, the goalie for Newcastle United, has left the team and has been replaced with Fraser Forster, a Tottenham Hotspur player. The 30-year-old Pope played against Nottingham Forest on Friday after suffering a slight injury, despite missing the majority of Newcastle’s training sessions last week.
Mason Mount last appeared for Chelsea on February 26, when they lost to Tottenham 2-0. The 24-year-old was called up by England manager Gareth Southgate after missing Chelsea’s last four games with a stomach injury, much to Graham Potter’s astonishment. Later, the Football Association acknowledged Mount’s decision to leave because of the problem.
Marcus Rashford, a striker for Manchester United, suffered a minor injury during Sunday’s FA Cup victory over Fulham. The 25-year-old was replaced because he needed treatment minutes into the competition. Southgate opted not to bring in a replacement for either Rashford or Mount.
Before being replaced, Wesley Fofana played 87 minutes for Chelsea on Saturday. After the 2-2 draw with Everton, Potter acknowledged Fofana had hamstring issues, and the center-back later withdrew from the French team. After receiving his first call-up to France’s national team, it’s a major setback for Fofana.
William Saliba, an Arsenal defender, missed Sunday’s victory over Crystal Palace due to an injury he sustained during the first half of last Thursday’s Europa League second leg against Sporting CP. As Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stated that Saliba needed to be evaluated, Saliba also withdrew from the France team. Saliba and Fofana nominees were Jean-Clair Todibo of Nice and Axel Disasi of Monaco.
Musiala entered the game at halftime in Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday but was absent from the Germany squad less than 24 hours later. Hansi Flick has not called up a replacement for the attacking midfielder, who has left thigh problems.