Football: Soccer-Belgium’s Lukaku out of Poland game due to ankle injury

(Reuters) – Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will miss Wednesday’s UEFA Nations League group game in opposition to Poland due to a proper ankle injury sustained of their heavy dwelling defeat by the Netherlands final Friday, the workforce stated on Monday.

Lukaku began Belgium’s Nations League opener in opposition to the Dutch on Friday and suffered the injury in a conflict with defender Nathan Ake earlier than leaving the pitch lower than half-hour into the match, which his facet ultimately misplaced 4-1.

Belgium tweeted on Monday that the Chelsea ahead, who had additionally been damage in a coaching floor collision earlier than the game in opposition to the Netherlands, had began remedy and would miss the match in opposition to Poland.

They didn’t say if the 29-year-old would have the ability to recuperate in time for his or her match in opposition to Wales on Saturday or the reverse fixture at Poland subsequent week.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; modifying by Clare Fallon)

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