Denmark's Kvist ruled out of World Cup with rib injury

Reuters , Sunday 17 Jun 2018,
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William Kvist
Denmark's William Kvist is taken off the pitch on a stretcher after sustaining an injury (Photo: REUTERS)

Denmark midfielder William Kvist will miss the rest of the World Cup after sustaining suspected fractured ribs in his side's 1-0 win over Peru, the Danish FA said on Sunday.

He was injured when jumping for a high ball with Peru's Jefferson Farfan and the 33-year-old Kvist had to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher and substituted.

"William Kvist has suffered a rib injury and is travelling home to Denmark. Everyone around the team wishes him a good recovery," the Danish FA said on Twitter.

The victory put Denmark in second place in Group C on three points with France top on goals scored. The Danes take on Australia in their next match on Thursday.

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