Team doc says no worry after Raul injury scare
Spain striker had dropped out of training after picking up two knocks from heavy challenges during a practice match.Updated: Jun 11, 2006 23:39 IST
Spain striker Raul dropped out of training today after picking up two knocks from heavy challenges during a practice match.
Team doctor Genaro Borras said that the knocks were not serious and that Raul's availability for Spain's opening Group H match against Ukraine in Leipzig on Wednesday was not in jeopardy.
"My first impression is that he will have no problem in playing," Borras told reporters. "He received a blow to his right ankle and has a few stud marks on his left thigh, but neither appears serious."
Raul lined up with what appeared to be the substitutes as coach Luis Aragones revealed his hand for the first time since Spain began their World Cup preparations at their base in Kamen.
Midfielder Xavi and forward Luis Garcia also suffered knocks during the practice match, but were able to finish training without any problem.
First Published: Jun 11, 2006 23:39 IST