Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of Wales’ upcoming game against Slovakia in their Euro 2020 campaign meaning he hasn’t played for his country in almost a year.
When Aaron Ramsey left Arsenal he was struggling with a hamstring problem and he has been blighted by thigh issues ever since he was Shawcrossed as a teenager.
So far this season, he’s managed just 198 minutes in all competitions for Juventus since signing for them in the summer and has yet to play the full 90 for them.
Against Inter at the weekend, he remained on the bench for the whole game after featuring in the previous three matches. After the match, it emerged that he did not play against Inter because of muscle tightness, namely in his adductor – or upper thigh.
Ramsey has not played for his country since November 2018 when he lined up against Albania although he did train with the Wales squad on Tuesday and Wednesday. He did not, however, travel with the team to Slovakia.
It is hoped he will be fit to play against Croatia in Cardiff on Sunday.
An FAW statement read: “Aaron Ramsey has stayed behind in Cardiff to regain fitness for Sunday’s game against Croatia.”
Speaking about the injury, Ryan Giggs said: “He has a chance for Sunday. He just had a little bit of tightness in his adductor from last Sunday. He did a bit on the grass today.
“The physio stayed back to work with him for the next couple of days and we’re hopeful he’ll be available for Sunday.”
While there has been much hand-wringing over Ramsey’s departure on a free transfer in the summer after the club withdrew a contract from him, much to his confusion, you do have to wonder if his hamstring problems will ever settle down.
Ramsey turns 29 on Boxing Day.