OM: Harit misses out on the World Cup, goes from dream to nightmare…


  • The day after the victory in Monaco (3-2) in Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille confirmed the serious injury to the left knee of its attacking midfielder Amine Harit. It is a real disappointment for the Phocaean, who will therefore miss the 2022 World Cup with Morocco and will probably not play again this season.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder was in great form and had been performing well for several weeks with Olympique de Marseille, but his momentum was cut short on Sunday when he suffered a terrible injury to his left knee in the 3-2 win over AS Monaco in Ligue 1.

The Moroccan was evacuated on a stretcher in the 62nd minute after colliding violently with Monaco’s central defender Axel Disasi, and the injury quickly caused concern just six days before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. And the fears were legitimate.

Harit sprains cruciate ligaments

It’s not just a matter of the player’s injury, it’s also a matter of the team’s ability to keep up with the competition,” said the club’s president. “Amine Harit, injured during the game against AS Monaco on Sunday, suffers from a sprain of the cruciate ligaments of the left knee. Medical examinations are underway to offer him the appropriate care for his injury. The player will follow a protocol of adapted care. Olympique de Marseille wish Amine a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the pitch as soon as possible,” read a statement from the Marseille club.

As feared, Harit will therefore miss the World Cup, a tournament that would have been his second after the one in 2018. It is a good thing that the club has not yet announced the length of his absence from the tournament, but the former Nantes player is likely to be out of action by the end of the season. This is a double punishment for a player who had managed to become a regular at the club under coach Igor Tudor.

A real disillusionment…

And inevitably, while all the eyes and thoughts of the Marseilles players turned to the Atlas Lion after the success against Monaco, the Olympic playmaker will now have to recover from a terrible disappointment. And the task does not look easy. “He is in a very difficult and critical psychological state, I will join him, God willing, in France, before he is operated on.

It doesn’t matter if Amine doesn’t participate in his second consecutive World Cup, we just wish him a speedy recovery,” lamented his father Hassan, in an exchange with the Moroccan media. It’s definitely a complicated stage for the Olympian, who is probably experiencing the most frustrating moment of his young career…

 

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