At the end of Chile’s scoreless draw with Colombia on Thursday, Arturo Vidal was stretchered off the field with a right thigh injury. He was treated for an injury to his right thigh throughout stoppage time. The severity of the injury isn’t exactly known.
However, as expected, Vidal isn’t about to leave his national team when they need him the most. "I will play against Uruguay," Vidal said. "No matter what, I will play. We need these three points."
Vidal is the engine that makes the back-to-back Copa America champions run. They’re currently struggling in qualifying, sitting in CONMEBOL’s playoff qualifying spot, just one point ahead of Argentina.
"Bayern Munich are very worried about Arturo Vidal's health," Rummenigge told Bild (via ESPN). "We urge the Chilean Football Association to deal with this situation responsibly and sensibly. It should be a given that the player's health is top priority."
The concern expressed by Rummenigge is very understandable. Bayern, of course, are the ones that are paying Vidal’s salary. His healthy is in the best interest of the club. Still, knowing what we know of Vidal, it’s very clear that playing for his nation means a lot to Vidal.
As long as Chile take care of him, this is a non-issue. Cross your fingers that this remains nothing serious.