We have three players called up for England and every one of them picks up some sort of injury. It’s enough to make you think that internationals should be banned.
Yet with every cloud, we are reliably informed that there is a silver lining. It seems that it’s not just England players that get injured in internationals. Germany’s Per Mertesacker fractured the curve of his eyebrow last night and as a result, the Werder Bremen defender will miss the opening Champions League game against Tottenham.
Bremen also have Naldo injured, so who will line up alongside Simon Kjaer at the heart of their defence next week? Well it looks like it will be someone that we’re all familiar with. The former Arsenal catastrophe Mikael Silvestre was signed by Bremen just before the transfer deadline and due to their injury crisis, looks likely to make his debut for them this weekend against Bayern Munich.
I didn’t think it was possible to be more excited about this match, but now I am.