Oman suffered a debilitating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Uzbekistan in their first game at the AFC Asian Cup 2019, but that doesn’t appear to be the only concern for the Reds as they head into their second game against Japan.
Oman may have been unlucky to go down against the White Wolves, but they face further problems as one of their star players Muhsin Jawhar Al-Khaldi is facing a temporary lay off due to injury.
Reports from the official Oman football page on Twitter suggest that Al-Khaldi has injured his Achilles tendon, and won’t be available for the match against Japan.
He may however, recover in time for the final group game of the tournament against Turkmenistan.
أثبتت الفحوصات الطبية تعرض لاعب منتخبنا الوطني محسن جوهر إلى إصابة في وتر أخيل، وعلى إثر ذلك سيتغيب عن مواجهة اليابان القادمة، وسيكون جاهزاً للمشاركة في لقاء تركمانستان.#سوية_للآسوية #كأس_آسيا2019 pic.twitter.com/1fXhvle4NB
— OFA – Official Page (@OmanFA) January 11, 2019