Summer is in full swing, and for Liverpool fans that can mean only one thing— the anguish of watching our favorite players pick up injuries during meaningless international tournaments.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:
Germany were training this week ahead of their group stage clash with Cameroon on Sunday in the Confederations Cup. A draw will be enough to send the defending World Cup champions through to the knockout rounds of the tournament. After drawing with Chile earlier this week, Joachim Löw isn’t taking this last group stage fixture for granted and are aiming to be as prepared and stacked for Cameroon as possible.
But he’s going to have to do it without Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, it seems.
That because in a recent training session, Can picked up an injury that forced him to cut his shift short. It seemed minor at the time— and maybe still is— but he couldn’t continue the session and will almost certainly sit out the Cameroon game.
“During training, Emre Can has sustained a minor injury,” said Löw. “He bent over on the pitch. His boot got stuck in the grass. We will have to see how he feels because he had to break off training.”
Awesome. It’s not like Emre Can is an important part of the Liverpool squad or anything.
If Germany make it out of the group, Can will be with the squad until at least July 2nd (the day of the Third Place game and the Final). Preseason training for the Reds starts just a few days later at Melwood. The team had planned on giving Can a extension to give him time to recover from international duty. But now there’s a very real possibility that he’s going to begin his preseason training with the physical therapists.
Don’t you love summer?