Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Van Persie, Kagawa injured as Man United wait Anxiously
The Dutch striker, picked up a suspected thigh injury, while on international duty against Hungary and was replaced by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for the start of the second half.
“We took off Robin for precautionary measures. It doesn’t seem to be too serious, but you never know. We didn’t want to take any risks,” the national team coach, Luis Van Gaal told SBS6.
Kagawa was also substituted at half time, in Japan’s game against the United Arab Emirates (UAE), having missed the match against Iraq last week.
“He felt uncomfortable in his lower back in practice yesterday, and we decided to wait a night and see how it looked, but he’s not at 100 per cent so we’re leaving him off. He didn’t go to the hospital,” A Japan Football Association official told Daily Sports.
The player himself, also tried to play down fears that he would be out for a longer time.
“It [the injury] happened in yesterday’s practice,” he told Nikkan Sports. “I was holding the ball and went to make a move and in that instant it started to hurt. I won’t take long [to recover].”