|Striker Nguyễn Văn Quyết of Hà Nội FC (left) will not be able to continue playing in the V.League 1 because of his injury. Photo techz.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội FC striker and captain, Nguyễn Văn Quyết will not be able to continue playing in the V.League 1 for the rest of the season.
The Hanoian player suffered a knee ligament injury in the match between the capital team with Thanh Hóa.
According to team doctors, Quyết needs at least 14 days of treatment, and after then 20 days of recovery before he can return to training.
This means that Quyết will not be able to participate in the remaining three matches of Hà Nội as they chase the top spot in the division.
Along with Quyết’s absence, in the upcoming match against Viettel on November 9, Hà Nội defender Đoàn Văn Hậu will also be absent after his red card in the last match.
Quyết’s serious injury also causes him to miss the opportunity to play for the national team in a friendly match with Borussia Dortmund club at the end of this month. At the same time, he is in danger of being absent from the upcoming AFF Cup.
At the end of October, Quyết extended his contract with Hà Nội for three years more.
In this year’s football season, the Vietnamese Golden Ball 2020 winner played a total of 19 matches in all competitions, contributing nine goals, five assists and six times gaining the best player award of the match.
Currently, Hà Nội leads the rankings with 44 points after 23 matches, only two points higher than the second-placed Hải Phòng. VNS