Wesley Sneijder Diagnosed With Anaemia After Half-Time Blackout

Chris Wright

11th, November 2010

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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

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5 Comments

  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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