Basel forward Van Wolfswinkel out with foot injury
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Basel forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel will be out ”for quite some time” after injuring his right foot in the team’s 5-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League.
The Netherlands international says on Instagram he has ”small fractures in my foot.”
Basel says on its website that Van Wolfswinkel’s right foot was injured near the end of Wednesday’s game.
Van Wolfswinkel scored a penalty in the 60th minute to give Basel a 3-0 lead on what he called ”this historic evening in Basel.”
Van Wolfswinkel leads the Swiss league in scoring with seven goals in nine games, despite the eight-time defending champion’s relatively poor start in fourth place.