POTCHEFSTROOM - Spain
central defender Raul Albiol was carried off the training pitch
in severe pain on Saturday but tests later showed the injury was
not as serious as first feared.
It initially appeared Albiol, who was an unused substitute
in Spain's three Group H matches, had damaged the fibula bone in
his right leg after landing awkwardly.
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An X-ray had shown there was no bone damage, team doctor
Oscar Luis Celada said later on Saturday in a statement on the
Spanish football federation's website.
"We had a nasty shock, especially him," Celada said.
"In this case, we can rule out serious injury but obviously
we will be monitoring his evolution in coming days," he added.
"Raul will remain with us here and we are all confident his
development will be satisfactory."
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