Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Football Colombian full-back Fabra out of World Cup with knee injury

Colombia defender Frank Fabra has been ruled out of a maiden World Cup with a serious knee injury hours before the South Americans were scheduled to travel to their team base in Kazan, the Colombian football federation said on Saturday.

  • Published:
El defensa colombiano Frank Fabra durante una conferencia de prensa en Carnago, Italia, el 28 de mayo de 2018 play

El defensa colombiano Frank Fabra durante una conferencia de prensa en Carnago, Italia, el 28 de mayo de 2018

(AFP/File)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Colombia defender Frank Fabra has been ruled out of a maiden World Cup with a serious knee injury hours before the South Americans were scheduled to travel to their team base in Kazan, the Colombian football federation said on Saturday.

The Boca Juniors left-back uffered a "ruptured anterior cruciate ligament" in his left knee during a training session in Italy, the federation said in a statement.

"I fought, I worked hard and tried to get better... but now my heart is broken into a million little pieces," Fabra lamented in a message on his Instagram account.

According to medical experts, Fabra's recovery will take bertween four and six months.

Fabra will be replaced in Jose Pekerman's squad "in the coming hours" by one of Colombia's reserve players -- most likely to be left-sided defender Farid Diaz, who plays for Olimpia in Paraguay.

Colombia will start their Group H campaign against Japan on June 19 in Saransk before then facing Poland and Senegal.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 #Number12 Anas releases further particulars against Nyantakyibullet
2 World Cup 2018 Argentina, Messi on brink of World Cup exit after...bullet
3 Video Anas mocks Kennedy Agyapong & Nyantakyi with Yaa Pono’s hit...bullet
4 Number 12 Anas demanded $150K to cancel screening of exposé –...bullet
5 #Number12 This is how Nyantakyi almost involved George Weah in...bullet
6 Football Croatian master Modric schools Nigeria's young gunsbullet
7 World Cup 2018 Mexico World Cup skipper Rafael Marquez on a...bullet
8 Photos Meet Kwesi Nyantakyi's beautiful first wife and...bullet
9 Black Stars Essien is the best- Sammy Osei Kuffourbullet
10 Anas Expose' FIFA agent advises President Akufo-Addo...bullet

Top Videos

1 Ghost Goal Italian referee shows remorse for disallowing Muntari’s goalbullet
2 Back to the Roots Memphis Depay dancing ‘adobe’ in Cape Coastbullet
3 Long Shot Michael Essien's favourite goal for Chelseabullet
4 Video Watch how Essien and his Chelsea legends suffered 4-1 defeatbullet
5 Video Watch the highlights of new Black Stars wonder kidbullet
6 Video Sannie Daara received GHC 4,000 bribe in Anas exposébullet
7 The Real News with Akrobeto goes International, shows on...bullet
8 Chelsea Fans' Favourite Michael Essien's left-footed goal...bullet
9 Watch how Ghanaian youngster tore Barca's unbeaten run...bullet
10 Video Watch Frank Acheampong 5th goal of the season...bullet

Football