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Arsenal midfielder claims fresh injury ‘doesn’t look good’
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky is in danger of missing the rest of Euro 2016 after suffering a fresh hamstring injury during the Czech Republic’s 2-2 draw with Croatia on Friday.
Rosicky endured yet another injury plagued campaign for Arsenal last season having only managed 20 minutes of first team football due to knee and thigh injuries.
The 35-year-old put those troubles behind him to get himself fit for Euro 2016 and came through the Czech Republic’s 1-0 defeat to Spain in their Group D opener last week.
The midfielder once again lined-up against Croatia yesterday and grabbed a vital assist as they fought back from 2-0 down to salvage a dramatic 2-2 draw and keep their qualification hopes alive.
However, Rosicky went down clutching his hamstring during the final stages of the game and he’s now told reporters that the injury ‘doesn’t look good at all’.
He’s due to undergo a scan today but Tomas is certain he won’t feature in their final group stage match against Turkey on Tuesday, where they need a win to progress to the knockout stages.
“I felt well, I knew we needed a point so I forced it even when I had run out of steam, unfortunately I paid for this.” Rosicky said
“As you saw, I picked up the ball, I set out and got virtually knocked down — but nobody even touched me.”
“It doesn’t look good at all.”
“The boys are due to play a wonderful match in which everything will be at stake. I’m sure I won’t be there,” [source: Yahoo Sport]
So unfortunately it looks like Rosicky’s injury woes have struck yet again and Yahoo Sports claim he went on to say he was unlikely to play again at the European Championships. It’s such a sad story, but an all too predictable one.
Rosicky’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the month and he’s not been offered a new deal so he’s set to become a free agent, bringing to an end a 10-year stint in North London.