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Robin Van Persie Suffers Slight Injury After Being Hit By Rogue Kitesurfer On Brazilian Beach

By Chris Wright

Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands

“…the next thing I knew: WALLOP!”

Completely out of character we know, but Robin van Persie has sustained what the Dutch football federation (KNVB) are calling “light scratches” after being involved in a kite-surfing incident on Ipanema beach earlier today.

Van Persie was apparently strolling along the beach in Rio with Holland team-mate Daryl Janmaat when a kite-surfer descended from the sky and collided with the pair.

Feyenoord defender Janmaat told Dutch news agency NIS: “I almost got a kite on my head. There was a man kite-surfing and he fell on the very spot where I was!”

As previously mentioned, the KNVB have since confirmed that Van Persie sustained light scratches and that he is still expected to be available for Holland’s opening World Cup fixture against Spain on Friday.

(Via Metro)

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By Chris on June 10th, 2014 in FAIL, Injuries, Newsnow, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “Robin Van Persie Suffers Slight Injury After Being Hit By Rogue Kitesurfer On Brazilian Beach”

  1. streetfighta says:

    Dirk Kuyt needs to watch himself.

  2. Hugh Jaas says:

    Light scratches…that’s RVPs season over.

  3. Captain Obvious says:

    Luckily a horse had just given birth nearby. Within minutes robin was bloody and grotesque but fully healed.

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