German winger Gosens sidelined with thigh injury

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Berlin, Oct. 1, 2021 (AFP) – Germany coach Hansi Flick confirmed on Friday that Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens had seriously injured his leg.

The 27-year-old Germany international had to be helped tighten his thigh in the opening minutes of Atalanta’s 1-0 win over Switzerland’s Young Boys on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Flick confirmed the severity of Gosens’ injury when he excluded the defender from the Germany squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Romania and North Macedonia.

“Robin Gosens was seriously injured which is a huge blow to us because of his attitude and professionalism. He will be missed,” said Flick.

Italian media reported that Gosens is expected to be out for two months.

“We wish him all the best, I hope he can kick the ball again quickly,” Flick added.

Gosens had made Atalanta all eight appearances so far this season, scoring the equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Villarreal in the Champions League after also touching the net in a 2-1 win in Serie A against Sassuolo.

He made his international breakthrough at Euro 2020, scoring a stunning goal and registering two more in a 4-2 win over Portugal before Germany fell to England at Wembley in the round of 16 final.

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