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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Claudio Bravo won't return from injury for Chile's Confederations Cup opener

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will not be able to play in his team's opening game at the Confederations Cup because of a calf injury.

Bravo has yet to play since suffering the injury in Manchester City's Premier League game against Manchester United on April 27, and he hit a setback in his attempt to return against Cameroon.

Johnny Herrera has played in goal for Chile in their three warm-up friendlies and is in line to play on Sunday in Moscow.

However, Chile said Bravo has shown improvement, meaning he could be available to face Germany next Thursday.

"Claudio Bravo underwent examinations which showed that the lesion in his left calf had a favourable evolution," a statement from the Chilean Football Federation said.

"The integration to the normal training will depend on the recovery of the player. As a result, the player is ruled out of the match on Sunday June 18 against Cameroon."

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