Van Persie in hospital to have scan on arm injury

16:35, July 04, 2010      

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Dutch striker Robin van Persie went to a hospital on Saturday to have scan on the arm injury he sustained during the Netherlands' 2-1 quarterfinal win against Brazil.

Van Persie was substituted in the 85th minute during the Friday's match and left the stadium with his left elbow taped up after a heavy fall.

Although the team doctor did not think the injury was serious, the Arsenal striker could be ruled out of the semifinal clash against Uruguay slated for July 6.

However, the 26-year-old Duchman said after the match, he would play with an broken arm if he had to.

The Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk is already without right back Gregory van der Wiel and midfielder Nigel de Jong due to yellow card suspension.

And the Netherlands' injury list also includes Hamburg center back Mathijsen, who picked up a knee injury in the warm-up against Brazil and sat out the whole match.

Source: Xinhua


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