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No injury to fibula after tests

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas may be fit to play in Spain's World Cup semi-final with Germany after fears he had broken his fibula were dismissed.

Initial reports suggested that the Catalan star had suffered a blow to his leg and he had gone to hospital to undergo tests and an MRI scan in Durban. The Gunners skipper damaged the same bone in the Champions League semi-final first leg tie against Barcelona in March and there were worries he had suffered a recurrence.

But following tests, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said his participation was still possible for the crunch clash with the Germans: "The tests have ruled out any type of bone injury so the player could be available to play against Germany. He has not been ruled out for the game tomorrow."

Fabregas pulled up with the knock after he cut out a powerfully hit, mid-air pass in training yesterday. He is believed to be in contention to start in tomorrow's night crunch clash in place of the out of form striker Fernando Torres.

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