Chelsea ‘Keeper Given The All Clear To Join Up With Belgium Following Head Injury

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Thibaut Courtois could play against Andorra and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Chelsea have given goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois the all clear to join up with the Belgium squad for their matches against Andorra and Bosnia, report the Mail, although the Blues would rather that Courtois sat out their upcoming matches after being taken off with a head injury during the weekend victory over Arsenal.

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Courtois’ injury provoked a new discussion around the treatment of concussion in football, but it would appear that Courtois’ injury was only minor and, after coming through some minor exercises at Chelsea’s training ground, he should be fit to play in their upcoming qualifiers.

Despite Belgium manager Marc Wilmots claiming that Courtois will play if he is fit, however, it could well be that he sits it out against Andorra this week, with Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet deputising, as the minnows are unlikely to cause many issues in what should be a comfortable win for Belgium either way.

With the game against Bosnia likely to be a much tougher test, however, it is likely that Courtois will play in that game as long as he is cleared medically able to do so, as appears very likely after he came through the days following the injury, sustained in a clash with Alexis Sanchez, with no obvious ill effects.

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