Arsenal striker Eduardo suffers suspected broken leg

Other News Materials 23 February 2008 18:46 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - Arsenal striker Eduardo Da Silva suffered a suspected broken leg in an horrific incident during the English Premier League match with Birmingham City on Saturday.

The Brazilian born Croatian international went down under a challenge from Martin Taylor, who was sent off, after just two minutes of the game at St Andrew's.

Eduardo received oxygen as he was taken off the field on a stretcher, having had eight minutes of treatment on the pitch.

The injury was so bad that many of the players turned away in shock, while Sky Television refused to show replays during the rest of the first half.

Eduardo, who was the second-top scorer in the Euro qualifying campaign for Croatia, was taken to the nearby Selly Oak Hospital.

He will almost certainly miss the finals of Euro in Austria and Switzerland later this year.