Olivier Giroud was forced to sub off in the 25th minute of Thursday’s Euro qualifiers against Ireland due to a left ankle injury. He got hurt on a tackle by opposing defender John Egan. He tried to walk it off but quickly sat back down on the grass, took his shoe off, and came out after receiving treatment from the medical staff, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.
Les Blues’ Coach Didier Deschamps weighed in.
“He suffered an ankle problem. While trying to shoot, his foot turned a little. He was in too much pain to continue.”
A couple of hours later, Giroud seemed optimistic talking to the publication.
“I made a weird movement with the same ankle where I received a blow from Napoli’s Kim Min-Jae in the Champions League. It’s tender but manageable. It hadn’t hurt in weeks. I wanted to continue, but the situation forced me to stop. I’m feeling better, and I’m not too concerned.”
“I’ll take some tests soon. It doesn’t hurt too badly. It’s a shame because I wanted to play, but it was better for me to bow out. The Derby? I think I will make it.”
Giroud often dealt with issues in the same joint in the past. Milan will face Inter in an anticipated clash between unbeaten Serie A powerhouses once league play resumes.
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