Denmark sweat over Zimling's toe

Reuters, Saturday 9 Jun 2012

The midfielder is expected to play a key role against Dutch enforcers Mark van Bommel and Nigel de Jong in their Group B clash

Niki Zimling
Denmark's Niki Zimling attends a training session with Denmark's Euro 2012 soccer team in Kolobrzeg June 6, 2012. (Photo: REUTERS)

Key midfielder Niki Zimling remains an injury doubt ahead of Denmark's opening Euro 2012 game against Netherlands in Kharkiv on Saturday, although scans revealed he had not suffered a broken toe.

Zimling was taken to hospital after limping out of Friday's training session but the sports website of Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende (www.sporten.dk) reported on Saturday that a scan revealed no fracture.

The midfielder is expected to play a key role against Dutch enforcers Mark van Bommel and Nigel de Jong in their Group B clash.

The Danish Football Association was tight-lipped on Saturday, saying: "“We do not provide news on a match day".

Should Zimling be ruled out, he will most likely be replaced by Jakob Poulsen.

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