[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore suffered a bruised back but no head injuries when he slid into a sideline concrete barrier during AZ's Eredivisie match at NEC on Wednesday. The U.S. forward said he'd be ready to play in the Dutch club's league season finale on Sunday.
Altidore, AZ’s top scorer with 15 league goals and 19 overall, challenged for a ball with with NEC defender Pavel Cmovs in the 29th minute of their 1-1 tie in Nijmegen and he hit his head and back against the wall.
“Thanks for all the support from you guys. Very painful accident but ill be ok and ready for the weekend if called upon by the manager,” Altidore said on Twitter.
AZ wraps up the 2011-12 league season Sunday against Groningen.
Eredivisie Top 6
1. Ajax 73 (champion)
2. Feyenoord 67
3. PSV 66
4. Heerenveen 64
5. AZ 62
6. FC Twente 60