2022 FIFA World Cup Injuries

Injuries
Keep up to date with the latest player injuries, suspensions and absences in the FIFA World Cup, from the most comprehensive source of football injury statistics.
BREAKING NEWS
          ARSENAL: Mikel Arteta confirms Thomas Partey was withdrawn due to a rib injury. 'Yeah, he felt something, and we didn't want to take any risks, so he could not continue. He had some discomfort, and it was getting worse. Tomorrow, or the day after, it will have to be an MRI scan.'          MANCHESTER CITY: John Stones picks up another hamstring injury. 'Today, he was not ready. I saw it in the first minutes. Maybe he was tired. Today was not ready, and when that happens, you get injured.'          NOTTINGHAM FOREST: Steve Cooper admits Gibbs-White will be sidelined for a 'little while' following the ankle injury he suffered in the Carabao Cup SF first-leg defeat to Man United. 'Morgan is injured. Everyone saw him limp off; he'll be out for a little while, with the nature of what happened.'          BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION: Roberto De Zerbi says Lallana and Colwill are the only injury absentees for Sunday. 'Adam will be missing for a couple of weeks. He is one of our most important players. The stats show with him on the pitch, we have more possibility to win, but we are able to play without him.'          ARSENAL: Mo Elneny has successfully undergone surgery following a setback in training that left him with a significant knee injury. The 30-year-old will be sidelined for an 'extended period' with a more detailed RTP timeframe being established once the early stages of rehab are complete.          SOUTHAMPTON: Nathan Jones ahead of the FA Cup tie against Blackpool. 'We have to use the squad - the schedule is relentless. There'll be a few coming back [from injury],' which will allow the Saints boss to rotate. No specifics, but Theo Walcott has been training. Caleta-Car is suspended.

FIFA World Cup Injury Table

Argentina
 
3
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Giovani Lo Celso
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Hamstring Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Carlos Joaquin Correa
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Achilles Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Nicolas Gonzalez
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Hamstring Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Australia
 
2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Martin Boyle
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Nov 16: 'I think he'll be alright; it's just precautionary. Obviously, we don't want to take risks. We've got the first game in a week... but if he wasn't to play, it'd be a massive loss.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Nathaniel Atkinson
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Ankle Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
25%
 
Belgium
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Alexis Saelemaekers
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Nov 09: 'I didn’t put any pressure on myself, I knew that with time I would get better, and today I am ready, and I am also ready for the World Cup.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
50%
 
Brazil
 
4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Gabriel Fernando de Jesus
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Jan 23: 'Maybe four or five weeks more, I come back.'
Potential Return
04/03/2023
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Arthur Ramos de Oliveira Melo
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Jan 27: 'I would say pretty good, so he's running a lot. Two or three weeks, I think, maybe until he can join team training. So, it was now a long injury, and he needs a proper build-up.'
Potential Return
25/02/2023
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Diego Carlos Santos Silva
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Jan 19: 'Diego is still working alone, but he is on the pitch. He’s progressing very well.'
Potential Return
25/02/2023
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Alex Telles
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Knee Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Cameroon
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Andre Onana
Reason
Suspended
Further Detail
Internal Disciplinary Matter
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Canada
 
4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Doneil Henry
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Nov 12: 'He tried to push it a little bit further, and it may be a tear in there. We're working through the MRIs and getting the details. But he wasn't able to create any explosivity out of the calf.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Scott Kennedy
Reason
Shoulder Injury
Further Detail
Shoulder Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Maxime Crepeau
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Double Leg Fracture
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Stephen Antunes Eustaquio
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Hamstring Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Costa Rica
 
0
Croatia
 
3
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Andrej Kramaric
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Knee Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Marcelo Brozovic
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Thigh Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
75%
 
Player
Lovre Kalinic
Reason
Other
Further Detail
Muscular Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Denmark
 
2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Thomas Delaney
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Nov 23: 'We will miss him, both on and off the pitch. Other players are ready, and we have a strong squad for the next matches.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Simon Kjaer
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Thigh Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Ecuador
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Joao Rojas Lopez
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - ACL Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
England
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Ben Chilwell
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Jan 20: 'Reece (James) has joined team training but won’t be involved at the weekend, the same as Ben (Chilwell).'
Potential Return
03/02/2023
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
France
 
6
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
N'Golo Kante
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Dec 23: 'He’ll be [the] end of Feb [or the] start of March. It’s a surgery, so it’s a minimum period of four months. My focus is to help him get back fit as soon as possible.'
Potential Return
04/03/2023
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Paul Pogba
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Meniscectomy
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Presnel Kimpembe
Reason
Other
Further Detail
Nov 14: 'Presnel will not participate in the World Cup. The PSG defender does not consider himself sufficiently recovered [from an Achilles issue] to be able to hold his place.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Mike Maignan
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Calf Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Christopher Nkunku
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Lateral Knee Ligament Sprain - LCL Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Lucas Hernandez
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - ACL Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Germany
 
4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Timo Werner
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Nov 03: 'Scans today in Leipzig showed that he has unfortunately torn the syndesmosis ligament in his left ankle and will therefore be out for the rest of 2022.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Florian Wirtz
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Nov 10: 'We would have loved to have such a good young player in the squad. But he had a serious injury and is just back in team training.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Marco Reus
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Ankle Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Lukas Nmecha
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Patellar Tendon Rupture
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Ghana
 
4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Joseph Wollacott
Reason
Wrist/Hand Injury
Further Detail
Nov 14: 'My understanding is that following surgery, he will still meet up with the Ghana squad and remain a key member of their travelling party.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Iddrisu Baba
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Hamstring Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Richard Ofori
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Knee Inflammation
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Stephen Ambrosius
Reason
Other
Further Detail
Nov 08: 'Very frustrating. Unfortunately, I'll be missing the next games. Thank you so much for all the well wishes! I wish my club and the national team all the best.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Iran
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Omid Ebrahimi
Reason
Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury
Further Detail
Groin Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Japan
 
4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Hiroki Sakai
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Tight Hamstring
Potential Return
05/12/2022
Condition
Late Fitness Test
Status
25%
 
Player
Takefusa Kubo
Reason
Other
Further Detail
Muscular Injury
Potential Return
05/12/2022
Condition
Late Fitness Test
Status
75%
 
Player
Yuta Nakayama
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Nov 03: 'Yuta suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon at the end of the first half vs SAFC. As a result, he will require surgery that will, unfortunately, rule him out of the remainder of the season.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Ko Itakura
Reason
Suspended
Further Detail
2 Yellow Cards
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Mexico
 
2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Jesus Corona Ruiz
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Nov 08: 'The player cannot be part of Mexico’s World Cup. This is due to the player having not completed his recovery process after suffering an injury in August.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Jose Andres Guardado
Reason
Other
Further Detail
Muscular Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Morocco
 
5
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Abdelhamid Sabiri
Reason
Other
Further Detail
Knock
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
50%
 
Player
Romain Saiss
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Hamstring Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Noussair Mazraoui
Reason
Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury
Further Detail
Hip Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Amine Harit
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Nov 15: 'Harit [was] injured during the match against Monaco; he suffered a sprain of the cruciate ligaments of the left knee.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Tarik Tissoudali
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - ACL Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Netherlands
 
2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Georgino Wijnaldum
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Aug 15: 'Following an injury sustained during training, Gini subsequently underwent medical tests that confirmed the presence of a fracture to the tibia in his right leg.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Jeremie Frimpong
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Ankle Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
50%
 
Poland
 
2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Jakub Moder
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Dec 09: 'I am back with the ball, and that makes me feel good. I am also doing exercises to strengthen the knee, so it will take time, but I will be back.'
Potential Return
25/02/2023
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Bartlomiej Dragowski
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Fracture-Dislocation
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Portugal
 
5
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Diogo Jota
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Jan 27: 'Diogo, Bobby (Firmino) and Virgil (van Dijk), a couple of weeks and [then they] can join training, and then we have to see how quick it goes from there.'
Potential Return
25/02/2023
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Pedro Lomba Neto
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Dec 19: 'I don’t know how long, but I hope he is fit ASAP because he is a very important player for us. We have to wait because he had surgery, and I think maybe one month more before he starts working.'
Potential Return
24/02/2023
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Ricardo Barbosa Pereira
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Jan 26: 'It's these early stages of him coming back, being with the group before we maybe stick him into an Under-21s game. He's getting his movements again.'
Potential Return
11/02/2023
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Danilo Pereira
Reason
Chest/Abdominal Injury
Further Detail
Nov 27: 'As far as I know, he is improving, and we expect to have him back on the pitch very soon. But if we don't, we have three other centre-halves who can replace him. We don't need to make a drama of it.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Nuno Mendes
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Dec 01: 'Unfortunately, he is out, but he will stay with us. It was his desire, his club agreed, and he will start his recovery here.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Qatar
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Abdullah Al-Ahrak
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - ACL Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Saudi Arabia
 
7
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Yasir Al Shahrani
Reason
Head/Face Injury
Further Detail
Nov 23: 'Yasser underwent a successful surgery in the pancreatic gland at the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Salman Al Faraj
Reason
Other
Further Detail
Lower Leg Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Mohammed Al Burayk
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Calf Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Sami Al Naji
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Ankle Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Salem Al Dawsari
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Ankle Ligament Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
 
Player
Ali Al Bulayhi
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Hamstring Strain
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Mohammed Al Owais
Reason
Shoulder Injury
Further Detail
Shoulder Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Senegal
 
4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Sadio Mane
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Nov 17: 'Sadio underwent successful surgery on Thursday evening. A tendon was reattached to the head of his right fibula. Therefore, [he is] no longer be available to play for Senegal at the World Cup.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Bouna Sarr
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Patellar Tendon Surgery
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Cheikhou Kouyate
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Dec 16: 'That’s going to rule him out now for 10-12 weeks. We’ll miss him, for sure - on the pitch and off the pitch, because of the character and the personality that he is.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Fode Ballo-Toure
Reason
Other
Further Detail
Muscular Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
25%
 
Serbia
 
0
South Korea
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Ji-Soo Park
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Ankle Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Spain
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Mikel Oyarzabal Ugarte
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - ACL Injury
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Switzerland
 
2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Yvon Mvogo
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Nov 10: 'The operation went perfectly. The length of his absence is estimated between four and six months. It will depend on his recovery.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Silvain Widmer
Reason
Illness
Further Detail
Common Cold
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
Ruled Out
 
Tunisia
 
0
United States
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Miles Robinson
Reason
Calf/Shin/Heel Injury
Further Detail
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Uruguay
 
2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Mauro Arambarri Rosa
Reason
Ankle/Foot Injury
Further Detail
Ankle Surgery
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Player
Ronald Araujo da Silva
Reason
Thigh Injury
Further Detail
Nov 23: 'Ronald is working better and better every day; he is evolving. It is the body that will tell us when he is fit. He is evolving, and we are very happy with how he is doing,'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
Currently Being Assessed
Status
25%
 
Wales
 
1
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player
Tom Lawrence
Reason
Knee Injury
Further Detail
Oct 03: 'His recovery went on schedule, but Tom sustained a new injury, unfortunately, this week. We have to wait [to see] how long he will be out, but I don't think we will have him back before the World Cup.'
Potential Return
No Return Date
Condition
None
Status
Ruled Out
 
Last update: 31 Jan 23 19:12 GMT