The anomaly is the same size as at the end of last season when the Feyenoord striker had the same complaints. Rien Heijboer: "The treatment was effective then, and we assume it will be now". Pierre van Hooijdonk approached the Feyenoord doctor on his own initiative last week, after the pain that had effected him mainly at the end of last season returned unexpectedly. There had been no problems during his holiday.
It doesn't look as it Van Hooijdonk will join the squad for practice this Saturday. The same applies to Van Persie and Smolarek. The Feyenoord striker's treatment is intended to ensure that he will be with the group next week and participate in the training period in Austria, starting on Sunday 14 July.