Vedran Corluka’s achilles injury, which he sustained in the waning minutes of Croatia’s World Cup 2014 qualifier versus Macedonia, may be worse than we initially thought. He refused to play against Belgium this past Tuesday and reports out of Croatia are saying that Ćarli will head to Finland this week to see an achilles specialist. It is unknown how long he will be out, surgery or not.
Ćorluka has been suffering from a weak achilles tendon for five years now. During Croatia’s 3-0 playoff win versus Turkey in November of 2011, Ćarli withstood the pain to score a goal while playing all 90 minutes.