Arsenal Star Suffers Injury Scare During Brazil vs Bolivia Clash


Arsenal Star Suffers Injury Scare During Brazil vs Bolivia Clash

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes had to be subbed off the pitch during the recent clash between Brazil and Bolivia in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Earlier in the game, the Gunners star was on the receiving end of a horror challenge from Bolivia's Diego Ibanez in the fifth minute. Ibanez's attempt to win the ball went completely wrong, striking Gabriel in the chest with his right knee.

Gabriel stayed on and played another 80 minutes in South America. Physical therapy doctor, Dr. Rajpal Brar, provided a brief update on his initial assessment of the injury. On Twitter, he wrote: "Thigh issue for Arsenal CB Gabriel Magalhaes. Unsure if it's contact related or a muscle pull."

He later provided another update: "Based on what multiple people have told me, sounds contact related. Overall good news."

The Gunners have already suffered an injury setback in defense, as Jurrien Timber has been ruled out with an ACL injury. Magalhaes has now been injured as well. The extent of his injury, though, is still unclear.

Magalhaes joined the Gunners in 2022 and has so far made 122 appearances for the club. The defender has made four appearances so far this season. If he misses a significant amount of game time, it could turn out to be a key problem for Arteta's side.

The Brazilian is an important player for Arsenal, and with Thomas Partey also on the sidelines, fans will hope that the defender is not out for an extended period of time. The clash against Bolivia, meanwhile, marked Magalhaes' international debut.

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