World Cup 2010: Spain Allay Fears Over Andres Iniesta Injury

Substitution was precautionary but he must undergo scans to determine extent of the injury...
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta had to be replaced shortly before half-time in la Furia Roja's 6-0 mauling of Poland in Murcia as a precautionary measure as he apparently tweaked his right hamstring.

The Barcelona star was in fine form up until the injury and according to AS, team physicians Oscar Celada and John Cota have allayed fears of the injury ruling him out of the World Cup finals in South Africa.

Iniesta is set to undergo a scan to assess the exact extent of the injury tomorrow but Spain's sporting director Fernando Hierro has declared that there is nothing to worry about as the substitution was merely precautionary.

"It was a precaution more than anything else, there's a slight overloading on the hamstring. Andres is fine, there is no problem," insisted Hierro before noting that Spain go into the finals in good spirits.

"We are a team that is looking forward, we know how difficult the World Cup is but we look forward to it because we are the champions of Europe."

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