Football

Indi suffers concussion

Holland's Bruno Martins Indi could miss his side's final Group B match against Chile after suffering a suspected concussion in a 3-2 win over Australia this morning (Singapore time).

The defender was taken off the pitch on a stretcher in the first half and transported to a Porto Alegre hospital for tests after being hurt in a heavy challenge by Australia's Tim Cahill.

"The first diagnosis... was that it was a concussion, but you can never see that from the outside, can you?" Holland coach Louis van Gaal said.

"He was taken to the hospital and he is going to be given a check-up there.

"If it turns out to be a concussion, you know for sure that he won't be able to play for a week, and that will mean he won't be able to play the next match."

Martins Indi (above) was replaced by striker Memphis Depay, who scored the decisive goal as the Dutch top Group B on goal difference with two wins from two games.

Holland face Chile in Sao Paulo next Tuesday morning. - Reuters.


"If it turns out to be a concussion, you know for sure that he won't be able to play for a week, and that will mean he won't be able to play the next match."

- Holland coach Louis van Gaal, on Bruno Martins Indi

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