Both Pontus Jansson and Ronaldo Vieira will miss out for their national sides this month after pulling out of the squads today. Pontus Jansson was carried off after a collision with Kalvin Phillips and Vieira has apparently picked up a minor knee injury.
Although we are well aware of Pontus Jansson’s injury after the sickening collision with Kalvin Phillips we are unaware of how Ronaldo Vieira picked up his knee injury considering the fact he was on the bench ahead of Mateusz Klich is very surprising. He maybe has picked up a slight knock but I would be thinking into this slightly more. With Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O’Kane struggling in recent games Vieira may well have been asked to stay with the squad and train, learn and maybe prepare to get a chance in the side after the international break. Vieira hasn’t had enough game time this season and the amount of minutes played by Phillips and O’Kane looks to have taken its toll. It could well be down to the injury and just the injury but it does seem strange it happened since yesterday.
Jansson may well have a more serious injury than we though, apparently his upper arm was the worst part effected by the bang with Phillips in the game at Sheffield Wednesday and hopefully he will recover in time for the game against Reading in a couple of weeks. The pair are sure to play key parts this season but as of yet Vieira hasn’t had his chance in the side at all. He has impressed in the League Cup but it did seem strange that Klich started over him in the game at Cardiff, the Polish midfielder thrown into the most difficult game of the season so far and then missed out on the squad on Saturday. We are wishing both speedy recoveries.