Pieters out for season, might miss Euro 2012

The Hague: Netherlands and PSV defender Erik Pieters will miss the remainder of the Dutch football season and is in danger of missing out on Euro 2012, doctors confirmed after an examination of his ankle injury.

The 23-year-old left-back injured himself in last Wednesday`s league match against RKC Waalwijk. His right foot was put in plaster the next day. Earlier in the season, Pieters was ruled out for months after suffering a fracture in his right foot, Xinhua reported.

Pieters was re-examined in the Amsterdam AMC hospital Monday, which revealed there might be a hairline fracture in his right foot. His foot will remain plastered for three weeks, followed by a reassessment.

"It is very disappointing that it happened," said Pieters on the PSV website. "I will stick to the program given by the medical staff. In three weeks there will be more clarity and I will give everything to get back to hundred percent fitness."