By Adeboye Amosu:
English Premier League club Burnley have confirmed their Iceland winger Johann Berg Guðmundsson has suffered a calf injury but is yet to be ruled out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Gudmundsson featured from the start in Iceland’s debut World Cup game against Argentina at the Spartak Stadium last Saturday but came off after just an hour as a result of the injury.
“Johann Berg Gudmundsson has suffered a tear to a calf muscle, according to the Iceland management.
But the Clarets’ winger has not been ruled out of the World Cup in Russia,” reads a statement on Burnley official website on Wednesday.
“Gudmundsson helped Iceland make an excellent start to their first World Cup Finals campaign with a 1-1 draw with Argentina in their Group D opener last
“The 27-year-old was forced to come off after just over an hour and is being monitored by the Iceland medical staff with his country’s next group game to come against Nigeria, who lost their opening match to Croatia, in Volgograd on Friday.”
Iceland assistant coach Helgi Koldvidsson has also confirmed Gudmundsson’s injury but refused to rule him out of the game.
“Johann Berg Gudmundsson has torn a muscle. It remains a question whether he will be fit but we’ll see on match-day,” Koldvidsson told a news conference on Wednesday.
Iceland will face the Super Eagles in their second group game at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.