BLOOD DISORDER DISCOVERED

Wesley Sneijder collapses in dressing room, diagnosed with anaemia

Dutchman feels ‘exhausted’ after past year

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UEFA Midfielder of the Year Wesley Sneijder has been diagnosed with anaemia after passing out at half-time during Inter‘s game with Brescia on Saturday.

After a year which has included reaching the World Cup final, driving Inter to a treble under Jose Mourinho and getting married to fiance Yolanthe Cabau, the 26-year-old reckons he’s running on empty.

Sneijder told De Telegraaf:

I started to shake and felt pain in my entire body. In the changing room I got sick and passed out briefly.

My heart and blood pressure were checked immediately. Later I traveled to the Netherlands for a second opinion. The conclusion was that I have anaemia and my whole body is exhausted.

Sufferers of anaemia, a blood disorder linked to iron deficiency, can be plagued by bouts of fatigue, shortness of breath and muscle weakness.

Sneijder was missing from Inter’s squad as the Milan club ground out a 1-1 draw with Lecce last night.


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