“Belgium is the team that has the best chance after Switzerland…

“België is na Zwitserland het team dat het meeste kans maakt op blessure tijdens EK”

The British consider Thomas Vermaelen as the most dangerous patient.
Photo: BELGA

Of all the 24 participants in the European Championship, the Red Devils are the team most at risk of injury after Switzerland. So says the British legal group Boyes Turner.

The reading-based company calculated each country’s chances of injury during the European Championship using the injury history of the selected players. This showed that the Swiss had the best chance of getting injured. Their entire core has already missed an average of 13 percent of all matches they could have featured in in their career due to injury. The Red Devils are second in this ranking with an average of 11 percent.

With defender Thomas Vermaelen, according to Boyce Turner, the Belgians also have one of the players most vulnerable to injury during the European Championship. Defender Vissel Kobe would miss at least 39% of the matches in his career due to injury.

Only Abdulkadir Omur (Turkey, 40%), Nikolai Poelsen (Denmark, 44%) and Adam Bogdan (Hungary, 51%) are the best. The latter was out for more than a year and a half between November 2016 and July 2018 due to a ruptured cruciate ligament. Missed 179 consecutive games. At the European Championships, he is a substitute for RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.

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