He's out of Luis Enrique's list: Spain has their first casualty for Qatar 2022
With days to the World Cup, any injury now is a player that's likely to miss out on the tournament
With less than a month to go until the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the competing teams are going through a moment of extremely high pressure because any player that gets injured will be out of the tournament. The one who is suffering the most is the French National Team, which lost Kanté, Maignan and fears for the future of Varane, who left injured. But now who suffers from this is also Spain.
Although he did not have many chances of having Luis Enrique pick him for his squad, Sergi Roberto was injured and will now be absent for the World Cup with the Spanish National Team. "Sergi Roberto has a dislocation in his left shoulder. He is low and his evolution will determine his availability", assured FC Barcelona in a medical report.
Sergi Roberto was injured in a clash in the 85th minute and had to leave the pitch. After studies, it was confirmed that he will not play again in the remainder of 2022 and will return in January 2023, which is absolutely out of the World Cup in Qatar.
The FC Barcelona defender wasn't part of Luis Enrique's main team core, but he could be used an alternative for the right-back position. The studies ensured that he will have two months of recovery and avoids being operated on.
"We value what they do in their teams, but what they do here more. Do not make a mathematical formula because it will depend on what we decide. The advantage of seeing them in person in a call as important as this. There may be changes. I invite everyone the players who give the maximum because the appointment requires it", Luis Enrique had assured about the list for the World Cup.