Wesley Sneijder Diagnosed With Anaemia After Half-Time Blackout

Chris Wright

11th, November 2010


By Chris Wright

Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been diagnosed with anaemia (a deficiency of iron in the blood) after briefly passing out at half-time during Saturday’s Serie A tie with Brescia.

Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Sneijder said:

“I started to shake and felt pain in my entire body. In the changing room I got sick and passed out briefly.

“My heart and blood pressure were checked immediately. Later I traveled to the Netherlands for a second opinion.

“The conclusion was that I have anaemia and my whole body is exhausted.”

Having helped to steer Inter to a treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League titles last season, then haul Holland through to the World Cup final over the summer, the general consensus seems to be that Sneijder is just well and truly knackered.

The Dutchman was left out of Inter’s midweek fixture against Lecce last night for ‘health reasons’, although the Nerazzurri‘s press office have declined to comment on the matter.

Pies’ prescription: Plenty of lentil soup, and a couple days laid up watching endless repeats of Diagnosis Murder should do the trick.

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  1. Ed says:

    He needs to get some iron tablets down him.

  2. Chris says:

    A few pints of Guinness should sort him out.

  3. James says:

    Do a Popeye.

  4. QueerAsFuß says:

    Well sometimes there are more serious types anaemia[I have two kinds actually due to a rare gentic condition(not sickle cell)] so it can be more complicted than a few iron tabs. (though they do help) And it is a stange kind of pain- like a cramp but also more tingly sort of.

    I hope he gets well soon and is back on the pitch feeling game and happy!

  5. Dan says:

    “Later I traveled to the Netherlands for a second opinion” – considering the way the Dutch National doctors send their players back to their clubs I’m surprised they had a diagnosis for him

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