David De Gea likely out for remainder of World Cup group stage

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

One of Spain's backup goalkeepers is expected to miss the rest of the group stages.

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup group stages after suffering a hip injury. There's not much information available yet on the injury itself, but all the reports seem to point to the Manchester United keeper being sidelined for at least 10 days.

MARCA is reporting that the injury is a muscle tear in the goalkeeper's hip.

With De Gea out, and Iker Casillas having played one of the worst matches of his career in Spain's loss against the Netherlands, there's a good chance that Vicente Del Bosque could turn to Pepe Reina when La Furia Roja return to action against Chile on June 18.

FIFA rules appear to prevent Spain from replacing De Gea on the roster.

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