Czech midfielder Michal Sadilek out of Euro 2024 due to leg injury

Czech midfielder Michal Sadilek out of Euro 2024 due to leg injury

Czechia’s Euro 2024 hopes have suffered a blow following an injury to midfielder Michal Sadilek, who has been forced to pull out of the tournament after falling off a bike. 

The 25-year-old plays his football in the Netherlands with FC Twente and he featured at the last European Championships. Sadilek also captained his nation in a 7-1 win over Malta on Friday. 

A statement from the Czechia FA on Sunday confirmed that the player would miss the tournament after ‘suffering a laceration in his leg’ following the fall. 

Manager Ivan Hasek confirmed Sadilek’s said losing the star, who has been capped 24 times for the national team, is a serious blow. 

‘This is a big setback for us, because Michal is one of our experienced players,’ Hasek said. ‘It was not without reason that he wore the captain’s armband during the match against Malta.’

Czechia midfielder Michal Sadilek has been rules out of Euro 2024 after suffering a leg injury from a bike fall

Sadilek played 90 minutes in his side’s emphatic win on Friday, in addition to five games during Czechia’s qualification campaign for the tournament. 

The side play North Macedonia on June 10 in their final warm-up game head of the championships. Czechia begin their campaign against Portugal on June 18 before games against Georgia and then Turkey on June 22. 

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