Christopher Nkunku ruled out of World Cup after suffering injury in training

Christopher Nkunku ruled out of World Cup after suffering injury in training

RB Leipzig forward, Christopher Nkunku won’t be playing in the 2022 World Cup holding in Qatar in few days, after suffering an injury during training.

Nkunku who was training alongside his French teammates, twisted his leg awkwardly when challenging Eduardo Camavinga for the ball during Tuesday’s session. He immediately signaled he was in pain and departed the training field to receive treatment.

Shortly after this, France confirmed that the injury will prevent him from taking part in the tournament.

Christopher Nkunku ruled out of World Cup after suffering injury in training

A statement released by the French national team read;

“Injured in training, Christopher Nkunku must give up participating in the World Cup. The whole group shares Christopher’s sadness and wishes him a speedy recovery.” 

The incident is a significant blow for Les Bleus, who previously had Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Presnel Kimpembe ruled out of action in Qatar. Nkunku has been in splendid form for club side Leipzig this season too, scoring 12 times in 15 Bundesliga appearances.

Christopher Nkunku ruled out of World Cup after suffering injury in training

France is permitted to call up a replacement for Nkunku before their first game against Australia on November 22. Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani is reportedly the favourite to replace the RB Leipzig star.

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