Grzegorz Krychowiak Injury: Updates on Sevilla Midfielder's Rib and Return

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Sevilla have suffered a major blow after reports emerged that midfield general Grzegorz Krychowiak suffered a broken rib during the 5-4 defeat to Barcelona in the UEFA Super Cup.

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Broken Rib Sidelines Krychowiak

Thursday, August 13

According to Football Espana, Krychowiak faces "a spell on the sidelines," quoting a statement released via the official Sevilla website, which read: “The Pole’s return to training will depend on his pain threshold. The team put in a titanic effort on Tuesday, Krychowiak even ending the game bandaged with a broken rib.”

The report includes no mention of precisely how long the midfielder could be out for, but Krychowiak's no-nonsense style of play might leave one under the impression that his threshold for pain is a high one.

Using WhoScored.com statistics, ArsenalFanTV illustrates just how important the 25-year-old was to Unai Emery's team last season:

The report makes note of Arsenal's alleged interest in Krychowiak—whose release stands at €30 million (£21.5 million)—insisting any potential switch could be endangered by his lack of fitness.

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Sevilla open their La Liga campaign at Malaga on August 21 and will be hopeful of seeing Krychowiak make a return to fitness in time to feature against the Anchovies.