6/6/2018 1:48:23 AM (GMT+3)

Injured Polish defender Glik won't play in World Cup

Injured Polish defender Glik won

WARSAW, Poland: The Polish football federation (PZPN) said in a statement on Tuesday that defender Kamil Glik has "no chance" of competing in the World Cup after seriously injuring his shoulder.

"There's no chance. Kamil Glik hurt himself. He won't be going to the World Cup," PZPN president Zbigniew Boniek tweeted on Tuesday in Italian.

The Monaco defender suffered an injury to the acromioclavicular joint ligament in his shoulder, according to an official statement.

Polish team doctor Jacek Jaroszewski added, “An injury like this needs long-term treatment (or) almost certain surgical intervention.”

If his injury is serious, Glik will be replaced by Stuttgart's Marcin Kaminski, said Poland head coach Adam Nawalka.