Van Persie injury scare not believed to be serious

Robin Van Persie of Manchester United and Holland is said to be absolutely fine despite some knee discomfort in training.

This morning the news broke that many England fans would secretly have been wishing for - Luis Suarez set for surgery on knee injury - doubt for World Cup.

With Uruguay perhaps the biggest threat in our group the thought of their star player being missing for the tournament would be a massive boost to England if Oscar Tabarez's men really were one Suarez sort of the full-set.

Now reports are emerging that The Netherlands are also facing a mini-injury scare in the form of their captain Robin van Persie.

The Manchester United striker is Holland's record goal scorer and is also the nations captain so is a very important member of the team. What must also be remembered is that RVP only returned from a serious knee problem toward the end of the season - after picking up the problem in a Champions League tie against Olympiakos in March.

But not to fear Oranje Army as the striker is said to be fine. Van Persie, who is set to become Manchester United captain under current national team boss Louis van Gaal next season, was said to be a little sore from his previous injury but he did not drop out of training at any point. There is certainly no World Cup scare here.

But it just goes to show, it is not just the English media who obsess over their star player's fitness in a World Cup summer.

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