Man Utd goalkeeper De Gea suffers dislocated finger

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has dislocated his finger while on international duty with Spain, with the extent of the injury set to be assessed by the team doctor, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The 24-year-old sustained the injury when making a save in training from striker Paco Alcacer, and as a result he will now miss the Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus in Huelva on Saturday. It has also raised fears that he could be a doubt for Man Utd in their next Premier League game against Arsenal.

De Gea replaced the under-fire Iker Casillas for the most recent qualifier against Luxembourg, so was expected to play a part again at the Estadio Nuevo Colombino for a Spain side which lies second in their group behind Slovakia after three games each.

Explaining De Gea’s absence, a statement on the Spanish national team website read: “The keeper David de Gea was forced to stop training after suffering an injury to the fifth finger of his right hand. Having suffered a similar situation in the past, De Gea will remain with the squad and will wait to see how he improves.”

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