Trossard injury woe
Brighton winger Leandro Trossard has been ruled out of Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifiers after picking up an injury in training.
The 24-year-old was due to make his debut in games against San Marino on Friday and Scotland next Monday but has suffered a groin injury and will miss both matches.
It is a huge blow to the talented schemer after he admitted that gaining international honours was one of the factors behind his move to Brighton during the summer.
The 24-year-old has played for many Belgium age-group teams but has yet to represent the Red Devils’ senior side.
Having been on the books at Genk between 2012 and 2019, Trossard made the switch to the Amex Stadium in the off-season, penning a four-year deal with Graham Potter’s side.
He has already impressed with one goal in three outings for the Seagulls and the talented wide man confessed that the increased exposure he would get when playing in the Premier League made moving to Brighton a no-brainer.
“It shows I have done well in the Premier League so far, so we will see,” he said. “It’s one of the reasons I made the move, this could be a big season for me and I knew moving to England would help my international aims. “
Trossard was in line to play in the matches after both Hazard brothers were ruled out due to injury but his wait for a first cap will now go on.
There has been no word on how long he is likely to be out for, with the south-coast outfit due to play Burnley on Saturday, September 14 when domestic action resumes.
Having taken four points from as many games played, Brighton sit 16th in the early-season table and will need their top players fit for as long as possible if they are to avoid a battle with the drop.
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