Tomas Rosicky (pictured killing a man) is struggling with an injury. If this was 2007-2010 Arseblog News would just shrug its collective shoulders and go back to refining its list of childhood regrets.
Things though have changed. For Tomas. The list is still harrowing.
Having had a decent second half to the season, the Czech midfielder had been tipped to impress at Euro 2012, but it seems an Achilles problem picked up against Greece could rule him out of his country’s vital final group game against Poland.
Claiming that the latest problem is the result of aggravating an Achilles injury sustained at Arsenal towards the end of the season, Rosicky explained:
“Unfortunately I got a knock in the same place where I had issues towards the end of the club season at Arsenal,” he told sport.cz.
“Naturally I cannot describe it in expert terms but it is the place where the Achilles tendon goes into the heel.
“I finished the season at Arsenal with this issue and, unfortunately, now I’ve gotten hit in the same spot again. Someone kicked me there.
“Given my role in the team and the movement I usually get a lot of knocks. You can’t avoid it unfortunately.
“This is a bit different (to the injury at Arsenal). When it happened at Arsenal I was basically not training at all ahead of the last three fixtures. I just played in the league matches.
“But it was not as painful as it is now. I have a lot of swelling and it hurts a lot.
“It hurts me even if I walk. Actually, I cannot stand on the foot properly.”
Not being able to stand properly doesn’t bode well if you fancy playing a game of top level international football. A shame for Tomas.
In other news, UEFA, who’ve left dealing with crowd violence and terrace racism on their to-do in 2057 list, look set to punish Nicklas Bendtner for
knowing Arsene Wenger his boxer short stunt.
Despite Bendtner claiming that his Paddy Power undies are just a regulation pair of ‘lucky’ briefs, European football’s governing body made clear they’re having none of it.
In a statement they confirmed: “Uefa has today announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner for improper conduct (Law 4 of the Laws of the Game) at the Uefa Euro 2012 Group B match against Portugal in Lviv on Wednesday, 13 June.
“The Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case on Monday.”
Hardly a surprising course of action from the Switzerland’s finest pedants. Here’s to Bendtner scoring against Portugal and pulling down his pants to reveal “Fuck You Platini,” in carefully vajazzled diamanté crystals…