Japan defender Yuta Nakayama injured in Achilles tendon, misses Qatar 2022 World Cup
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Japan defender Yuta Nakayama injured in Achilles tendon, misses Qatar 2022 World Cup

Left-back Yuta Nakayama, currently playing for Huddersfield, will not be eligible to represent Japan at the 2022 Qatar World Cup due to a serious Achilles injury.

Huddersfield Statement

Championship club Huddersfield confirmed on Thursday that Yuta Nakayama will have to undergo surgery and miss the rest of the 22/23 season.

Huddersfield also confirmed in a statement that Yuta Nakayama was injured in the 19th round of their match against Sunderland on Wednesday – he fell on the slippery pitch in the 46th minute and was carried away on a stretcher for treatment. At that time, some media said that Yuta Nakayama’s injury may not be optimistic.

“Sad that Yuta Nakayama won’t be able to play in the World Cup”

As Huddersfield manager Mark Fotheringham regrets Yuta Nakayama’s absence from the World Cup: “Personally, we are all saddened that Yuta will not be able to play with Japan in the 2022 World Cup, it is his totally deserved experience.”

“A huge hit”

“Losing Yuta for such a long time has been a huge blow, but we will support him as he recovers. He is an incredible person whose productivity and enthusiasm are admirable. This spirit will Help him get through this period as quickly as possible.”

“We are fortunate to have a top-notch medical department and Yuta will receive the best possible care until he recovers. There is no indication at this stage that he will not be able to fully recover from his injury and we will do everything within our means. ”

Alternative to Yuta Nakayama

Yuta Nakayama was determined to miss the World Cup, which was a big blow to Japan, which was announced less than 3 days ago. As for Yuta Nakayama’s replacement, many Japanese media hold the same view – the center-back Sho Sasaki, who is currently playing for Hiroshima Sanfrecce, is most likely to be selected, and Celtic left-back Reo Hatate is also hopeful.

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