‘This looks so bad!’: Holland star Daley Blind suffers HORRIFIC-looking injury and must be taken away on a stretcher after falling awkwardly in an emphatic victory over Gibraltar – but boss Frank de Boer takes the fear away by revealing that he didn’t have to. go to hospital
- Daley Blind suffered what appeared to be a gruesome injury in the Netherlands’ victory
- The defender had to be tucked away after a clumsy fall against Gibraltar
- Frank de Boer, however, revealed that Blind did not have to go to the hospital
Daley Blind suffered what looked like a gruesome injury and had to be taken away on a stretcher in the emphatic victory of the Netherlands in Gibraltar.
The Ajax defender was forced to leave in the second half after a slip and a heavy landing on his ankle while his knee seemed to be in an awkward position.
Blind lay for a while and was seen cringing in pain before the physio arrived and gestured for a stretcher.
Daley Blind suffered what appeared to be a very serious injury in the victory of the Netherlands in Gibraltar
Blind’s injury somewhat overshadowed the Netherlands’ 7-0 victory, which came thanks to goals from Steven Berghuis, Luuk de Jong, Georginio Wijnaldum, Donyell Malen, Donny van de Beek and a double by Memphis Depay.
The win was the biggest in the Netherlands since the victory over San Marino in 1993, but Blind’s immediate concerns were after the game.
Holland boss Frank de Boer, however, allayed fears about the severity of Blind’s injury by revealing that he did not need to go to the hospital despite clearly being in pain.
Blind fell awkwardly in the second half after slipping under pressure from a Gibraltar player
The defender had to be taken away on a stretcher after suffering the gruesome-looking injury
Frank de Boer announced after the win that Blind did not have to go to hospital with his injury
‘Daley Blind? It looked serious. But it’s his ankle, not his knee. He didn’t have to go to the hospital, ”he said after their beating from Gibraltar.
Fans feared the worst after seeing photos of Blind’s awkward fall.
Holland legend Raphael van de Vaart even said: “Anyone who has played football knows that there is something very wrong with what his knee was like when he fell.”
One fan wrote on social media: ‘No, you can’t take it seriously! This looks so bad. ‘
Another added, ‘Pray for the blind,’ while a third user added, ‘I wish Daley Blind a speedy recovery. That sounds like a gruesome injury to me. ‘
The 31-year-old defender, who plays club football at Ajax in the Netherlands, made his 77th appearance for his country on Tuesday evening.
Blind is a regular defender for the Netherlands and started last week in the 4-2 defeat to Turkey and 2-0 victory over Latvia in their first two World Cup qualifiers.
Memphis Depay scored a brace when the Netherlands beat Gibraltar 7-0 on Tuesday-evening
Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek came off the bench to also score in the win