Wolfsburg midfielder Josuha Guilavogui faces a spell on the sidelines after fracturing vertebrae in his neck on Saturday. - © imago / Nordphoto
Wolfsburg midfielder Josuha Guilavogui faces a spell on the sidelines after fracturing vertebrae in his neck on Saturday. - © imago / Nordphoto
Bundesliga

Wolfsburg's Guilavogui fractures neck

VfL Wolfsburg's pre-season preparations suffered a major blow on Saturday with the news that midfielder Josuha Guilavogui broke vertebrae in his neck during the club's 2-1 friendly defeat to Sporting Clube de Portugal.

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The 25-year-old, who signed a permanent deal with the Wolves this summer following a successful loan spell from Atletico Madrid, was replaced by Amara Conde in the 65th minute in Lisbon after remaining prone on the pitch following a challenge. He was immediately taken to hospital, where an MRI scan revealed the diagnosis.

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