Van Persie injures ankle

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LONDON -- Arsenal and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie is set to miss a few weeks because of an ankle injury, according to the Dutch football federation.

Van Persie missed five months last season because of ankle ligament damage, but his latest injury issue is considered to be minor as he twisted his ankle in a 2-1 win over Blackburn on Saturday.

As a result, the Dutch federation has announced that Van Persie will take no part in the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers with San Marino and Finland, and they have called up veteran Ruud van Nistelrooy for the first time in two years to take Van Persie's place.


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