Georginio Wijnaldum Will Miss The World Cup Due To His Leg Fracture

Things are looking bright for the Italian side AS Roma at the start of the new Serie A season. Jose Mourinho’s appointment as the squad manager has energized the team. They look like a team with a strong purpose to fulfill. The signing of Dybala has provided the team with a new focal point of high quality, which can potentially spearhead the Romans in the scudetto race.

Another important signing Mourinho made this summer was Gini Wijnaldum to strengthen the Roma midfield. The dutch midfielder has arrived on a loan deal from the French side PSG after having an extremely underwhelming season in the French capital. He arrived from the English side Liverpool after having a pretty successful career with the reds, but his hunt for new pastures didn’t pan out as he had hoped in France. He didn’t get constant game time with PSG and therefore decided to leave for Italy.

Leg Fracture For Netherlands Midfielder Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum Leg fracture
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Despite having a successful transfer window and pre-season campaign, the situation in the Roma camp has become dire. Wijnaldum picked up a horrific injury during one of the training sessions with the Roma squad. The dutch fractured the tibia of his right leg in a suspected collision during training.

This injury can keep Wijnaldum from appearing at the Qatar World cup for the Netherlands squad. The Dutch are one of the favorites to be successful at the FIFA world cup, and Wijnaldum plays a crucial role in that squad. Louis van Gaal has continuously trusted Gini to play as his first-choice defensive midfielder.

Wijnaldum has exceptional qualities in that the central position as he holds together the defense and the attack with utmost efficiency. Jose Mourinho signing Gini Wijnaldum on loan was seen as a very clever move as the dutch player still has a lot to offer in the center of the field, but things turned out to be rather unlucky.

Wijnaldum Injury 3 Months Before World Cup

Georginio Wijnaldum Leg fracture
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This injury will sideline Gini for many months giving Jose Mourinho new problems to solve in the midfield of his team regarding squad depth. According to multiple reports from the Roma camp, Wijnladum might consider going through surgery to help him recover faster in the hope of getting fit before the World cup, although it’s highly unlikely. There seems to be no definite deadline for when Wijnaldum will be back on the field. 

Wijnaldum disappearing from the dutch squad will be a huge hit in their world dream.

Netherland has a very competitive team comprising the likes of Memphis Debay, Frenkie De Jong, and Van Dijk, but none can replace Gini’s place in the starting 11.

Wijnaldum, along with Frenkie, makes van Gaal’s side click the right way, and they’ll have to click that way if they want to succeed at the world cup. The competition they’ll be facing is extremely fierce when we look at the squad nations like Argentina, Brazil, France, and England have. Without a stable midfield, it’s really difficult to get the optimum results for a team.

Wishes For Speedy Recovery

For players, times like these are extremely difficult to get through. This upcoming world cup is probably the last one for Gini Wijnaldum, and to not be able to represent your nation on the biggest stage one last time must feel terrible. For a player of Gini’s age, there are a limited number of years left for him to play at the very top level, and this injury will take away a huge chunk of this season from him.

In these difficult one needs the support of everyone they can get, and Wijnaldum is getting it. Many Roma players have stepped forwards, offering their wishes for Wijnaldum’s speedy recovery. Even Jose Mourinho asserted his confidence in Gini getting back to fitness and returning stronger than before.

Roma fans have also shown their support for Gini’s speedy recovery and eagerness to watch him play when he returns from this injury. Wijnaldum has made only one appearance in the Roma jersey, which came in a 1-0 victory against Salernitana in the opening match of Serie A for the Italian teams. The minimum time out expected for Gini’s injury is 3 three months, followed by a period of gradual physical progress towards attaining competitive fitness. 

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