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New setback makes Pieters doubtful for EUROs

Published: Tuesday 17 April 2012, 9.30CET
Dutch international Erik Pieters is in danger of missing UEFA EURO 2012 after being ruled out for the season with an injury sustained while in action for PSV Eindhoven.
New setback makes Pieters doubtful for EUROs
Erik Pieters' participation at UEFA EURO 2012 is in the balance after another injury ©Getty Images
 
Published: Tuesday 17 April 2012, 9.30CET

New setback makes Pieters doubtful for EUROs

Dutch international Erik Pieters is in danger of missing UEFA EURO 2012 after being ruled out for the season with an injury sustained while in action for PSV Eindhoven.

PSV Eindhoven have confirmed that Dutch international left-back Erik Pieters has been ruled out of the remainder of the season and is in danger of missing UEFA EURO 2012 with a foot injury.

Pieters, 23, limped out of PSV's 2-1 defeat by RKC Waalwijk on 11 April and an examination has since shown that there may be a hairline fracture in his right foot. That marks Pieters' second setback of the campaign, after having fractured a metatarsal in his right foot against in October, an injury which sidelined him for four months.

"This is very disappointing," said Pieters, who has 15 international caps and was expected to be involved in this summer's finals. "In three weeks it will be clearer and I will give 200% to get fit again."

The Netherlands begin their UEFA EURO 2012 campaign against Denmark in Kharkiv on 9 June. Also in Group B are three-time champions Germany and 2004 hosts Portgual.

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