Andrey Lunev, the Russian goalkeeper of "Qarabag", who was injured in the match against "Bayer" in the Europa League, made a statement to the local media about his health condition.
Idman.biz reports that the goalkeeper, who also plays for his country's national team, said that he will not be able to help his team in Russia's match against Cuba.
He said that he will miss the national training camp due to injury and the recovery process will take 10 days: "Honestly, at that moment I thought my football career was over. I realized that if you get a serious injury every six months, a year, it's going to be difficult. And then the knee... I think that's the best thing that could happen in a situation like this. What the doctors said about my health gave me hope. Imagine that you always want to play for the national team, but it turns out that for one reason or another, you are out of football for six months, etc. - everything is clear. Health comes first."
It should be noted that the Russian international, who played 9 games and scored 9 goals in the "Qarabag" team, injured his knee in the second half of the match against the Germans in Baku (0:1) on November 9. He was replaced in the 84th minute of the game.