Sweden boss, players issue update on Lindelof injury scare

Joe Williams

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof was withdrawn in Sweden’s victory over Turkey because of illness and not because of injury.

Filip Helander came off the bench to replace Lindelof at half-time during Sweden’s 1-0 win in Konya.

There were worries that the centre-back might have been taken off because of a serious injury but Sweden head coach Janne Andersson allayed those fears.

“Victor did not feel well but he finished the first half,” Andersson was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Then Filip came on and did not make a mistake, so Filip played very well.”

Andreas Granqvist, one of Lindelof’s team-mates, told SportExpressen: “I think he felt a little bad before the match and felt a bit dizzy when he started.

“He felt drowsy and without energy and could not continue.”

Helander added: “It was a cold. He felt ineffective.”