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Clubs assess injury toll
by Paul Kennedy, October 14th, 2010 1:40AM

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TAGS:  england, european championship, germany, netherlands, spain

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[EURO 2012 QUALIFYING] Another set of double international fixture dates brought a new rash of injuries impacting major European clubs. Powerhouses Bayern Munich and Liverpool, both already struggling in their respective leagues, were hit the hardest.

Bayern has gone so far as to threaten to sue the Dutch federation after it asked that captain Mark van Bommel not play against Sweden following the injured knee he suffered against Moldova on Friday but Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk, van Bommel's father-in-law, went ahead and started him on Tuesday.

Bayern doctors say van Bommel has torn tissue and bruising to the right knee and will miss the club's next Bundesliga game against Hannover 96 and its UEFA Champions League game against Romanian club Cluj.

Bayern also lost German striker Miroslav Klose, who will miss its next two matches with a left thigh injury after being injured in the win over Kazakhstan.

Bayern is already missing Dutch winger Arjen Robben -- injured while playing for the Dutch World Cup team -- and Frenchman Franck Ribery.

Dirk Kuyt was injured in the Netherlands' 4-1 win over Sweden, and Liverpool fears it will be without the forward for three months with an ankle injury. It will only know in a few days the extent of the injury.

Liverpool, which finds itself in the relegation zone, could also be without Danish defender Daniel Agger for its Merseyside derby against Everton this weekend.

Agger injured his back and had to leave in the first half of Denmark's win over Cyprus.

Another Dutchman, Gregory van der Wiel, went down late in the Oranje's game with Sweden, and it remains to be seen how serious is the Ajax defender's injured foot.

Spanish World Cup champion Sergio Ramos strained his right knee in the 3-2 victory over Scotland and needs a scan before Real Madrid will know how long he might be out.

Chelsea got bad news when Israel midfielder Yossi Benayoun was diagnosed with a torn Achilles' tendon, ruling him out of action for six months.

In Benayoun's case, he's blaming Chelsea for missing the seriousness of the injury that was only diagnosed when he showed up at the Israeli training camp.



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  1. David Huff
    commented on: October 14, 2010 at 1:12 p.m.
    Some of these players are having to participate in way too many games, their bodies start breaking down as a result. There should be a total limit of how many games/minutes per month that a player maybe subject to for club/international duties. Perhaps using a sliding index based on age, fitness standards etc. to help in setting the limit.


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