Injury blow for Czech's Arsenal star Rosicky

Win over Greece tempered by injury to their captain

Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek's joy at his side's 2-1 victory over Greece in their Euro 2012 Group A clash on Tuesday was tempered over concerns of an injury to captain Tomas Rosicky.

The 31-year-old Arsenal star has had an injury-plagued career but looked in fine form in the opening half before not reappearing for the second with an Achilles tendon injury.

While the press officer for the team said he was 50-50 for the final match with co-hosts Poland Bilak preferred to wait and hope the scan on Wednesday told a different story.

"Tomas Rosicky picked up an injury and while its hard to tell the exact nature of it at the moment it's unpleasant, we have to hope he'll be all right," said Bilek.

"We will see tomorrow, he has to undergo scans, but it is annoying because he is a key player. It was very hard for us in the second-half because Rosicky couldn't play on."

Rosicky, nicknamed the 'Little Mozart', came into the tournament suffering from a calf injury dating back to the last Premier League game of the season last month but was passed fit prior to the opening 4-1 defeat by Russia.

The Czechs victory lifted them onto three points with one match remaining in the group against co-hosts Poland, who are playing Russia later on Tuesday, while Greece are struggling to reach the last eight with just a point.


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