Spain star Putellas a doubt for Euro 2022 after suffering knee injury

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Alexia Putellas is widely considered the best player in the womens' game, but could miss the upcoming European Championship
Alexia Putellas is widely considered the best player in the womens' game, but could miss the upcoming European Championship

Spain's Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas faces a race to be fit for the Women's European Championship after suffering a knee injury ahead of their opener against Finland.

Barcelona captain Putellas finished as the Champions League's top goalscorer with 11 goals last season, also ending her domestic campaign with 18 league goals. 

Putellas, who has scored 27 goals in 100 international appearances and also picked up FIFA's The Best Women's Player award in 2021, was expected to provide creativity from out wide for La Roja, but could now miss out on Euro 2022.

"Alexia Putellas suffered a sprain in her left knee during the session on Tuesday, July 5," read an update from the side's official Twitter account.

"Medical tests will determine the extent of the injury."

Spain are already without one key player for the competition, which begins when England face Austria at Old Trafford on Wednesday, after they lost record goalscorer Jennifer Hermoso to a ligament injury.

Featuring a plethora of players from a Barcelona team that won all 30 of their domestic league games last season, Spain are considered to be among the favourites for glory in England, but must come through a tough-looking Group B which also features Germany and Denmark.  

La Roja open their campaign against Finland at Stadium MK on Friday.

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