The Manchester United and Spanish goalkeeper, David de Gea has been ruled out on his teams EURO 2016 qualifier against Belarus. De Gea injured his finger during training on Friday and reports coming through are stating that the goalkeeper has dislocated his finger and would be out for at least a month.
The news will come as a bitter blow to both de Gea and Spain since de Gea had just become Spain’s number 1 goalkeeper after replacing Iker Casillas. He replaced Iker in their last EURO 2016 qualifier against Luxembourg and was expecting to continue in between the posts.
He was injured when he tried to save a shot from Valencia’s Paco Alcacer, a statement from sefutbol, the national team’s website stated.
“The keeper David de Gea was forced to stop training after suffering an injury to the fifth finger of his right hand, having suffered a similar situation in the past; De Gea will remain with the squad and will wait to see how he improves.”
Spain currently sit second in Group C with 6 points from the 3 games they have played, they had lost to Slovakia, who lead the group. Slovakia face Belarus at home before they take on World Champions, Germany in a friendly on Tuesday.
If de Gea is out for the 4 weeks as being reported, he would not only miss Spain’s games but also important fixtures for Manchester United which includes an away trip to Arsenal on the 22nd of November and also the home game against Liverpool on the 14th of December.
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