World Cup 2010: Knee Injury For Denmark Defender Simon Kjaer

The Palermo star has sustained a knee injury...
Denmark coach Morten Olsen has received some disturbing news from the treatment table in the aftermath of his side's 2-0 international friendly win against Senegal on Thursday evening.

Highly rated defender Simon Kjaer sustained a knee injury in the dying minutes of the match and was forced to leave the pitch on a stretcher due to the knock.

It's not yet known exactly how long the Palermo star will be sidelined due to the knee injury, but it appears doubtful that Kjaer will be fully recovered in time for Denmark's World Cup opener against the Netherlands.

"It's looking quite good, but he's doubtful for the match against the Netherlands. He could even be out for a longer period if his ligaments turn out to be damaged," Denmark's team doctor Soren Kaalund was quoted as saying by reporters.

The 21-year-old Kjaer will undergo further examination in the coming days to clarify the extent of his injury.

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