De Zeeuw gets hospital all-clear after kick in jaw

Cape Town: Netherlands midfielder Demy de Zeeuw was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after their 3-2 World Cup semi-final win over Uruguay on Tuesday.

However, an examination showed only loose teeth and he was able to return shortly afterwards to join the rest of the celebrating Dutch squad, a team spokeswoman said.

De Zeeuw got an accidental kick in the jaw from Uruguay`s left back Martin Caceres just before the half-hour mark leading to the Dutchman`s substitution at the break.

The spokeswoman added that De Zeeuw had briefly been knocked out by the blow but there was no lasting damage.

Bureau Report