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.”