While European countries are playing qualifiers for the 2020 Euros, other nations have friendly fixtures lined up for this international break.
Cameroon are one of those, with their only game over the next week and a bit to be played on Saturday against Tunisia.
That was a fixture Gaëtan Bong, currently contracted to Brighton & Hove Albion, would have been expected to play in, but, unfortunately, he won’t be.
According to Football365 in France, the Premier League side’s defender will not take part in the game because of an injury to his adductor muscles.
Camfoot go a bit further and state Bong, alongside other forfeits Moumi Ngameleu and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, has returned to ‘his club’ to undergo treatment.
While not a huge blow to Brighton considering he’s only played 55 minutes of Premier League football this season, the defender’s injury remains frustrating as it hinders the squad depth, especially since he has been on the bench (and come on) for the last four games.
There is no information regarding the seriousness of the issue, and it could simply be a case of ‘better safe than sorry’ from Cameroon’s end.