Wijnaldum faces spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken leg in training 

Georginio-Wijnaldum-of-Liverpool in Liverpool vs Atletico Match in Anfield

AS Roma have announced that midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on loan from Paris Saint-Germain has suffered a leg injury that will potentially rule him out for several months. 

The Serie A side announced that the former Liverpool player who only signed for Jose Mourinho’s side early this month suffered a broken tibia and now looks likely to miss the first half of the campaign.

Wijnaldum made his debut for Roma in their 1-0 away win at Salernitana in their league opening game on August 14 but then suffered a serious setback during a training session on Sunday.

A statement by the club read: “Following an injury sustained during training this afternoon, Georginio Wijnaldum subsequently underwent medical tests that confirmed the presence of a fracture to the tibia in his right leg.”

The 31-year-old could be out for at least three months, putting his participation in the World Cup for Holland in jeopardy.

Meanwhile, Mourinho has hit out reports suggesting that the injury to Wijnaldum was caused by teenager Felix Afena-Gyan.

Shortly after the injury to the player was announced, the Portuguese took to social media to shoot down reports claiming that Afena-Gyan was responsible for the leg break while also admitting that Wijnaldum will be a big loss to the team.