Gomez injured 10 minutes into England game
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez was forced off just 10 minutes into England's friendly against the Netherlands after suffering an ankle injury. The 20-year-old, who was making his second appearance for the national team, fell awkwardly after landing on the ball in the opening stages of the match in Amsterdam. He hobbled to the sidelines, but was unable to shake off the injury and was replaced by Leicester City's Harry Maguire.
Anything other than a minor twist could see Gomez miss both legs of Liverpool's Champions League quarter final against Manchester City. Those games are being played on April 4 and April 10, with a Merseyside derby against Everton taking place between the two legs.
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Aguero to miss Argentina friendlies
Sergio Aguero has been released from the Argentina squad and will miss friendlies against Italy and Spain as he continues recovery from a knee injury. The Manchester City star suffered the injury during training with his club, missing their last outing before the international break against Stoke City.
He had been called up to the squad by coach Jorge Sampaoli in the hope he could feature against Spain in Madrid, Friday's clash with Italy never thought to be a realistic target for a return. But Argentina have decided it best to release him and not use him in either encounter, allowing Aguero to continue recuperating.
Koscielny to miss Colombia match
Laurent Koscielny has been ruled out of France's international friendly against Colombia and is a doubt for the game against Russia next week. The 32-year-old limped off after just 11 minutes during Arsenal's Europa League win over Milan last week due to a back problem. Koscielny hasn't been ruled out of the clash with Russia yet but with Arsenal set to face Stoke City on Saturday, Arsene Wenger be hoping that France don't risk playing him.
Christensen sent home
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has left the Danish national team and been sent back to Stamford Bridge after a fresh injury concern. The 21-year-old, who has established himself as a first-team regular under Antonio Conte this season, was surprisingly absent from the squad that beat Panama in Brondby on Thursday. Denmark manager Age Hareide revealed that Christensen is carrying a knock and has returned to Chelsea prematurely to undergo treatment.
West Ham 22.3.18
Collins injured in West Ham friendly
West Ham defender James Collins hobbled off the field in the 29th minute of the Hammers' friendly against Dagenham & Redbridge on Wednesday, a big blow to the club's already paper-thin back line. The 34-year-old defender has missed significant time this season due to injury, with an ankle injury keeping Collins out for nearly three months in 2017. The Hammers are already without defender Winston Reid who remains out for the season with a knee injury, while the club sold center-back Jose Fonte to Chinese club Dalian Yifang F.C. in late February.
Gueye sidelined by 'muscle tear'
Idrissa Gueye is expected to be out of action for around three weeks, according to Senegal manager Aliou Cisse. He revealed to reporters yesterday that the Everton midfielder arrived at Senegal's training camp with a "muscle tear" which, given his prior injury this season could be a recurrence of a hamstring problem. "My squad is almost complete, but Gana had a muscle tear when he came over," Cisse said. "I had wanted him to be in my team, but I think he will be out for three weeks."
Barkley to resume full training
Midfielder Ross Barkley is due to resume full training next week to boost Antonio Conte's Chelsea squad over the remaining weeks of the season. The 24-year-old January signing has been out with a minor hamstring problem, which is not the same as the serious injury that kept him out for the first half of the campaign. Barkley has only made three appearances, including one start, since joining from Everton for €20m.
Holgate to undergo minor surgery
Mason Holgate has withdrawn from the England Under-21s squad to have an operation on his ankle. The 21-year-old defender has been in and out of the first team this season but was called up by his country's U21s this month. Holgate now requires what Everton describe as "minor surgery" to correct an ankle problem, however, and faces a short spell on the sidelines.
Courtois to miss Belgium friendly
Thibaut Courtois has been told by Belgium club doctors to stay away from football for a week to enhance his rehabilitation from a thigh injury. The goalkeeper was absent in Chelsea's FA Cup match against Leicester City last Sunday, with many fearing manager Antonio Conte had ousted him from the squad due to his bad form. Courtois has endured a torrid two weeks that now ends with missing Belgium's friendly against Saudi Arabia next Tuesday.
Bertrand ruled out of England friendlies
Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand has withdrawn from the England squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy due to a back injury. The 28-year-old, who has been capped 19 times by England, will miss Friday's trip to face the Dutch in Amsterdam and the home game against Italy four days later. The FA said in a statement Bertrand was "returning to Southampton for further assessment on a back issue."
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Pogba and Martial sit out France training
Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial both missed France training on Tuesday. The duo linked up with the rest of the squad on Monday and while Martial sat out, Pogba took part in the session. But L'Equipe reports they were both kept out of action and instead received treatment from the French medical staff. It is suggested the injuries are not serious.
Lovren withdraws from Croatia squad with ankle injury
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has dropped out of the Croatia squad with an ankle injury. The 28-year-old was not part of the Reds team that earned a 5-0 rout over Watford at Anfield on Saturday. Now, according to the Liverpool Echo, Lovren has been forced to pull out of international friendlies against Peru and Mexico. So far this season, the Croatian has started 27 games in all competitions, and 20 of them have been in the Premier League.