Manchester United star striker Robin van Persie will miss Holland’s last two World Cup Qualifiers with a toe injury. The injury isn’t as serious as first feared, because some thought the 30-year old had broken his toe when in fact he hasn’t. He should recover in time for Manchester United’s next league game.
The injury was sustained in the 1-1 draw away to Shakhtar in the Champions League after his toe was stamped on. But that didn’t stop Van Persie playing against Sunderland on Saturday, despite not being 100% fit. Him playing in those games probably made the injury worse, but its not as though Holland need him as they have already sealed qualification for next years World Cup in Brazil.
Van Persie told reporters:
“I got an enormous stamp on my toe and I really thought it had been broken, but luckily a scan showed it was not,”
“I played on Sunday [in the 2-1 win at Sunderland] but the injury has not got better.”
The striker hasn’t taken part in Holland training this week to ensure he doesn’t further injure his toe, but is expected to be fit for United’s game against Southampton on October 19th.