Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea will not play for Spain in today’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus and is a doubt for Tuesday’s home friendly against Germany.
De Gea, 24, dislocated his finger in training. The 24-year-old has suffered the injury before and is not being sent back to Manchester United as the Spanish doctors wait it out, which is obviously a bit of good news for fans of the Red Devils.
Spain’s other goalkeepers are longtime starter Iker Casillas and uncapped Espanyol netminder Kiko Casilla, who has played 4 times for the Catalan national team.
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The English language version of the site does say, “The goalie had to leave Friday’s session and awaits evolution”, in a bit of comic translation error. We’d suggest he just awaits healing, rather than the Darwinian transition away from dislocated fingers.
In any event, this does not seem to be a major issue for either side, Spain or United, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled and our fingers located.