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UEFA Euro 2016: Czech captain Tomas Rosicky ruled out of tournament due to injury

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 June 2016, 10:42 IST

Czech Republic officials on 19 June confirmed the news that team captain Tomas Rosicky, 35, will no longer be available to serve his nation due to a thigh injury which he sustained during the match against Croatia. The injury has ruled him out for three to six weeks i.e. rest of the European championship.

Rosicky - the little mozart - during the match against Croatia, set up Milan Skoda for Czechs' first goal on Saturday. While the match ended in a 2-2 draw, Rosicky pulled out of the game due to a clamp in the back of his leg.

According to a report in goal.com, Petr Zeman, the team doctor informed that a scan has revealed the extent of Rosicky's injury.

"Tomas underwent a detailed magnetic resonance imaging scan in the local hospital, which unfortunately confirmed our suspicion that there was an injury to the thigh," goal.com quoted the team doctor as saying.

"One hundred percent he will not intervene in any match in the coming days, certainly not with the Turks, and we believe that even in the coming weeks will not be able to play any match in Euro 2016. He's getting a variety of drugs. But it's always a matter of weeks. With this injury, it is very individual, but it will between three to six weeks."

Zeman said that the team has no other injury concerns ahead of their final group match against Turkey on Tuesday.

First published: 19 June 2016, 10:42 IST
 
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