Czech Republic’s Sadilek Withdraws from Euro 2024 After Bizarre Injury

Czech Republic midfielder Michal Sadilek has been forced to withdraw from the Euro 2024 squad following an unusual injury sustained in a biking accident. The 25-year-old, who plays for Dutch club Twente, suffered a leg laceration after falling off his bike.

Sadilek, who has 24 caps and played in the last Euros, recently captained his nation to a friendly victory over Malta. His absence is a significant blow to the team, according to manager Ivan Hasek, who described it as a “big setback.”

“Sadilek unfortunately fell while riding his bike and suffered a laceration in the leg,” a Czech Republic spokesperson confirmed on Sunday.

The Czech Republic will begin their Euro 2024 campaign against Portugal on Tuesday, 18 June. They are also set to face Turkey and Georgia in Group F. The team reached the quarter-finals in Euro 2020 but were eliminated by Denmark.

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