Yuri Berchiche Leaves Sevilla Match Early With Muscle Injury
For the second straight game Athletic had a player leave the field with an injury early in the first half. Over the weekend Yeray had to come off after just 20 minutes due to a calf strain and today Yuri Berchiche exited in the 24th minute with a muscle injury. Athletic were put under heavy pressure to start the match and it was clear that Berchiche wouldn’t be able to continue as he sat trying to stretch out his legs.
Berchiche was visibly angry as he walked off the field to be replaced by Mikel Balenziaga. “He’s having groin problems,” manager Gaizka Garitano explained after the game. “He’s had discomfort for a month, but hopefully it’s nothing.” Berchiche will undergo tests tomorrow to determine the extent of the injury. Yeray has already been ruled out for the rest of the season and the hope is that Yuri Berchiche won’t receive a similar diagnosis.