It has been confirmed that Liverpool’s Diogo Jota has sustained a thigh injury while playing for Portugal in the UEFA Nation’s League on Sunday when he came on as a second half substitute against Switzerland in a game Portugal lost 1-0.
There are hopes that the injury is only minor, as the player complained of muscle pain post-match and did not have to come off during the game. The Portuguese Federation later confirmed reports that Jota picked up an injury to his thigh.
The player came on 62 minutes into the second on Sunday after starting the two preceding fixtures against the Czech Republic and Switzerland on June 5th and 9th. While the extent of the injury is unclear, the club were informed that “procedures have been undertaken” by the national team’s medical staff as per the Liverpool Echo. Further news is expected in the coming days as to the extent of the injury.
Minor muscle issues will likely remain common this summer and next season as players lack time off during a packed schedule in 2022 that will also include the winter World Cup from Qatar.