Wales’ Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of the team’s upcoming Euro 2018 qualifiers with Austria and Georgia due to a hamstring injury. The Welshman picked up the injury on the opening day of the Premier League season, and has not featured for his side since.
The goalscoring midfielder will likely be sorely missed, as proven by his nation’s sudden dip in form upon Ramsey’s suspension at the Euros. His all action style personifies the up-tempo style with which the Dragons like to play, and his lung-busting runs during counter-attacks act as a staple of the Welsh gameplan.
In what will likely be good news for Ireland in the long run, we would not wish an injury on any player and hope Ramsey has the speediest of recoveries (with his track record a speedy recovery seems unlikely though).
The pressure will now be on Gareth Bale to deliver more than ever, although to be fair to the Real Madrid man, he has never let his nation down before.
On the back of a 4-0 thrashing of Moldova in their opening group game, Wales’ games with Austria and Georgia will take place on the 6th and 9th of October respectively.
The Welsh squad in full:
Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Owain Fon Williams, Ben Davies, James Chester, James Collins, Paul Dummett, Chris Gunter, Ashley Richards, Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams, Joe Allen, David Edwards, Emyr Huws, Andy King, Tom Lawrence, Joe Ledley, Shaun MacDonald, Gareth Bale, Simon Church, David Cotterill, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes