Some worrying news emerging from Spain as, via Sport Witness, Marca report that Hector Bellerin was forced off in the final few minutes of Spain U21’s 3-0 win over San Marino with an ankle injury.
They say, “Hector Bellerin left the pitch in the last few minutes … after suffering a hard tackle to the right ankle, and is waiting for tests to determine the extent of the injury.
“The Arsenal player did not train yesterday with his teammates as matter of precaution.”
Now, Marca seem to be the only ones running with the story. There’s no mention of the injury in the official report on the Spain U21s website, and no record of him going off.
However, that is probably because Spain had used all three subs, so Bellerin went off and was not replaced.
Fingers crossed it’s nothing too serious as the right-back has been in flying form for Arsenal so far this season, an ever-present in the Premier League too, and with back-up in short supply at the moment it’d be a blow if he was forced to miss games.
For more on Bellerin today’s Arseblog on why his contract extension is just as important as Ozil and Alexis.