Tracking all key FIFA 2022 World Cup injuries

Sadio Mané, Chris Richards join 2022 World Cup injuries list originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is here and the world’s best soccer talent is on the big stage.

Unfortunately, for some teams the tournament arrived at a time when players are still dealing with injuries or picking up fresh knocks, making their chances of playing the prestigious event unlikely. 

Before the U.S. men’s national team even arrived in Qatar, two players were ruled out due to injury: Chris Richards and Miles Robinson. 

Here is a list of high-profile players that are injured during the World Cup:


Giovani Lo Celso: day-to-day (quad)

Paulo Dybala: day-to-day (knee)

Nicolás González: out (muscle injury)

Joaquín Correa: out (unspecified injury)


Romelu Lukaku: day-to-day (hamstring)

Alexis Saelemaekers: out (knee)


Neymar: out vs. Switzerland (ankle)

Danilo: out vs. Switzerland (ankle)

Diego Carlos: out (ACL)

Arthur Melo: out (thigh)


Maxime Crépeau: out (right leg)


Reece James: out (knee)

Ben Chilwell: out (hamstring)

Harry Maguire: day-to-day (illness)


N’Golo Kanté: out (hamstring)

Paul Pogba: out (leg)

Mike Maignan: out (calf)

Christopher Nkunku: out (leg)

Karim Benzema: out (thigh)

Lucas Hernandez: expected to be out for rest of tournament (knee)


Timo Werner: out (foot)

Florian Wirtz: out (ACL)


Kamaldeen Sulemana: day-to-day (ankle)


Georginio Wijnaldum: out (leg)


Diogo Jota: out (calf)

Nuno Mendes: out (thigh)


Sadio Mané: out (tibia)


Dušan Vlahović: day-to-day (leg)

South Korea

Son Heung-min: day-to-day (eye)


Mikel Oyarzabal: day-to-day (ACL)


Yann Sommer: day-to-day (ankle)

United States

Chris Richards: out (hamstring)

Christian Pulisic: day-to-day (pelvic contusion)


Ronald Araújo: day-to-day (leg)

When does the 2022 World Cup start?

The World Cup runs from Nov. 20 through Dec. 18 in Qatar.

When is the 2022 World Cup Final?

The World Cup Final will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18.

Why is the 2022 World Cup being played in November?

Qatar will host the World Cup in November of this year instead of the customary summertime tournament due to excessive heat