Goalkeeper Yann Sommer’s injury ‘worse than expected’


Departure to QatarGoalkeeper Yann Sommer’s injury ‘worse than expected’

The Swiss national team left for Qatar on Monday. Goalkeeper Yann Sommer commented on his ankle injury before the flight.

Here Yann Sommer unfortunately collapses in a cup match against Darmstadt.


It’s about it

  • Yann Sommer injured his ankle three and a half weeks ago.

  • Since then, the national team goalkeeper has not played a single match.

  • Shortly before leaving for the World Cup in Qatar, the 33-year-old player spoke about his injury.

Yann Sommer, On Thursday, Nati will play their last friendly against Ghana before the start of the World Cup. How important would the task be to you?

It’s definitely a goal I’ll be playing. But luckily I wasn’t injured that long. The first match of the World Cup is about five weeks away. Before that I was playing a lot and was in full swing. Now I noticed during training that everything is still there. I’ll see how the leg is doing by Thursday.

So you’re not quite 100 percent yet?

I’ve come a long way again. Unfortunately, the whole thing took a bit longer as the injury was a bit more serious than originally thought. In the next two or three days I will definitely be back to a level that I am quite happy with.

What do you mean by “harder”?

The twisting was very violent. I have never experienced anything like this in my career. It was a serious ligament injury that just needs time. Only after a more detailed investigation did it become clear how severe the injury actually was.

What can you do again? What else not?

Again, I can do anything. I’ve been doing a lot of physiotherapy in the last few days and I’ve also been training with Gladbach again. The last league game last Friday came a little too soon.

Yes, it’s free. I also had enough time in the last few weeks to deal with my injury and prepare for the World Championships. My leg also feels good.

Did you think that the World Cup could have gone your way?

No, I never had that. Fortunately, we still had some time before the World Cup.

Do you still have to put your leg up during the flight to Qatar?

No, not anymore. But on a six-hour flight, we will definitely work in compression clothing so that the leg looks exactly the same after landing as it did at take-off.

Murat Yakin is taking four goalkeepers with him to Qatar. How do you rate this decision?

That’s a good thing. Gregor Kobel, Jonas Omlin and I have all three been battling injuries in recent weeks. It is therefore very important that we are well placed in the goalkeeping position.

* This interview was filmed as part of the media round.

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