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Liverpool vs Liverpool. Imagine if Keita was to break his leg as he tackles Mane who ends up tearing his Achilles tendon?
Tragic but nice, eh
 

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Afcon 2021: Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of game against Ghana with 'heart lesions'
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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang made his Gabon debut in 2009 as a teenager
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been ruled out of Gabon's Africa Cup of Nations game against Ghana on Friday with 'heart lesions' after a bout of Covid.
The 32-year-old tested positive on arrival in Cameroon last week, as an outbreak spread among the squad.

Ex-Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, now at Nice, and forward Axel Meye have been ruled out for the same reason.
Gabon beat Comoros 1-0 in their Afcon opener, on Monday.
Victory against Ghana would assure them of an automatic qualifying spot for the knockout stages, alongside Group C leaders Morocco.
The Gabon Football Federation suggested that all three absences were precautionary, posting on Twitter that the tournament organisers "did not want to take the risk" after discovering the result of the scan.
Aubameyang, who also tested positive for Covid in August 2021 while on Arsenal duty, was dropped and stripped of the club captaincy last month for disciplinary reasons.
 

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Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann confirmed that full-back Alphonso Davies has been diagnosed with Myocarditis.

Davies, 21, joined the Bundesliga giants in 2019 after a £9 million move from Major League Soccer club Vancouver. Since his arrival at the Allianz Arena, the Canadian defender has appeared in 107 matches across all competitions, contributing directly to 23 goals.

The 21-year-old left-back has already won ten major trophies, including the 2019-20 Champions League, but despite his incredible ability, the defender is now set to miss time due to a serious heart condition, as revealed by Naglesmann.

Myocarditis is an inflammatory condition of the heart that can impair the organ's ability to pump blood and cause irregular heartbeats (Mayo Clinic).
Speaking in a scheduled press conference ahead of Saturday’s league match against Koln, Naglesmann, when discussing Davies (as quoted by Bulinews), said: “Yesterday, during our follow-up examination that we do with every player that has had Covid-19, we detected signs of mild myocarditis, i.e. an inflammation of the heart muscle.

“He has stopped training, for now, so he won’t be available to us for the next weeks.”

Although there is still a scarcity of data on Myocarditis, the US CDC recently confirmed that instances of the heart condition have occurred in grownups following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination – a subject on which Bayern Munich has previously taken a hard line.
 
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