|Midfielder Bùi Tiến Dũng suffers injury and must rest for at least two weeks. — Photo bongdaplus.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Midfielder Bùi Tiến Dũng will have to rest for at least two weeks because of injury.
Dũng fell during a 2019 Asian Cup qualifier match between Việt Nam and Afghanistan on Tuesday and had to be replaced in the 70th minute.
Doctors said he suffered from a dislocation and stretched ligament, and could return to action only in mid April.
Dũng is one of the key midfielders of not only the national team and the U22 squad, but also of his club Viettel FC.
He was to play for Viettel in the eighth round match of the First Division tournament this weekend.
Việt Nam tied Afghanistan 1-1 on Tuesday. Their second leg match is on November 14 at Hà Nội’s Mỹ Đình Stadium. — VNS