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Austria forward Roland Linz doubtful for Euro 2008 match against Poland due to ankle injury

Austria forward Roland Linz doubtful for Euro 2008 match against Poland due to ankle injury

Austria forward Roland Linz skipped training Monday with a left ankle injury and was doubtful for his team's next European Championship match against Poland.
Linz tore ligaments in Austria's opening match against Croatia on Sunday, which Austria lost 1-0.
"Linz got treatment all day but won't be able to train on Tuesday," Austria team doctor Ernst Schopp said, without giving any indication of how long Linz is set to be out of action for.
The absence of Linz would be a major blow for Austria's plans to play an attacking game against Poland on Thursday. The 27-year-old center forward is the most experienced of all four strikers in Austria's squad with seven goals in 32 appearances, 12 more matches than Martin Harnik, Roman Kienast and Erwin Hoffer have played between them.
Defender Emanuel Pogatetz also missed Monday's training. He got treatment on a bruised right instep but was expected back on the field for Tuesday's training.


Updated : 2020-12-06 07:04 GMT+08:00