|Việt Nam U22 captain Nquyễn Quang Hải walks off injured early on in his side's 1-0 victory over Singapore last night. — Photo bongdaplus.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Captain and star midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải could miss the rest of the Southeast Asian Games after picking up an injury, bongdaplus.vn reports.
The Ha Noi FC man was hauled off injured early in the first half of Việt Nam U22’s 1-0 victory over Singapore in Manila last night.
Hai reportedly suffered a torn thigh muscle and is certain to miss tomorrow’s final Group B match with Thailand.
While the left-footed playmaker hasn’t officially been ruled out of the rest of the tournament, it looks unlikely he’ll be able to play again with fixtures coming thick and fast. The semi-finals are on Saturday and the finals scheduled for Tuesday.
Losing Hải would be a devastating blow for coach Park Hang-seo’s squad, given his status as possibly the best player in the entire tournament.
Hải has had an incredibly busy 2019, with deep runs in various competitions for his club side and turning out for the senior national team and underage teams at virtually every opportunity.
Việt Nam will play Thailand tomorrow at 3pm (Hà Nội time) in their final match of the group stage. Việt Nam News will live blog the match. — VNS