Three Key World Cup Strikers Dealing With Injuries

As the World Cup is less than a month away there are three world-class strikers that are dealing with injuries. While the player with the best betting odds to win top goal scorer this summer in Lionel Messi seems to be fit the same cannot be said about Christiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa, and Radamel Falcao.

Here is some info on those players and their injuries and their odds to win the top goal scorer at Bet this summer at Bet365.
 
Christiano Ronaldo (Portugal) +1200

Ronaldo has been dealing with a thigh muscle injury and he did not play in Real Madrid’s final match of the season. He was slated to get the start in that match facing Espanyol, but did not feel good before the whistle and sat out. He is everything for his Portugal squad this summer, as if he cannot go they are toast playing in the Group of Death.

While the La Liga season is over Ronaldo still have the upcoming Champions League final to play in. Real head coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that his star striker will start the match, but if he is injured further it may be a big blow to Portugal.

Diego Costa (Spain) +1600

Costa is in the same boat as Ronaldo, as the season is over in Spain, but he still has the Champions League final. However, while Ronaldo is likely to play in the CL final Costa’s chances are slim suffering from a grade one injury of his right hamstring. He left the field in the 16th minute of Atletico Madrid's final match against Barcelona, which ended a draw and netted Atletico the La Liga title.

While Costa is confident he will be match fit for the World Cup that remains to be seen. However, while Ronaldo is everything to his Portugal club Costa’s loss to Spain would not be as great with their stacked squad.

Radamel Falcao (Colombia) +2500

Falcao damaged cruciate ligaments in his knee back in January, but he has been included in Colombia’s provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup. According to reports on May 20th he is 60% back from his injury and his club really needs him to be 100%. He is the star striker for a Colombian squad that is a dark horse to win in Brazil this summer.