Navas explains injury issue

Levante’s Keylor Navas has explained the shoulder injury that is causing him ‘a lot of pain’ and has kept him from joining up with the Costa Rica national team.

The in-form goalkeeper has been unable to add to his 50 caps this international break due to continued issues with tendinitis in his right shoulder.

Considering the injury today, the 26-year-old has looked to make clear that his availability for Levante may not be affected.

“I did the tests on the shoulder and it was seen that I have an injury,” began Navas to reporters on Tuesday.

“It is not a serious injury but I have to take care. Shoulders for a goalkeeper are very delicate parts for the type of work that we have to do.

“I feel a lot of pain, it hurts me to make certain movements. The doctor has told me it is something I have to be careful with because if I do not, I can cause a more serious injury that will hurt me enough not to play.

“I hope to have recovered in time for the League resuming, but I am aware that I will not risk anything. I want to be 100 per cent and I’ll wait until I am without pain.

“Missing the internationals? These are things that no-one likes to do. I have had a lot of pain but I always try to join the team when I am called, but unfortunately this time I could not attend as I am pretty hurt.”

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