Sneijder injured in car crash

Author: The Sun
Wesley Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder

Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder has cheated death in a desert car smash.

The ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan playmaker is currently on Qatari club Al-Gharafa's books.

Sneijder scored 31 goals in 134 appearances for Holland before retiring from international duty in March.

The 34-year-old joined Al-Gharafa from French outfit Nice during the summer.

Pictures appeared on Thursday of the Utrecht-born star wearing a neck brace, sitting on a bench next to club officials.

Sneijder appeared in good spirits as he continues his recovery from the crash.

On the incident Al Gharafa said: "Our world star Wesley Sneijder was hit by a car crash.

"It should be noted that Sneijder had been injured in our last game against Umm Salal, when he ruptured a thigh muscle.

"The official site wishes our world star a speedy recovery from his injury."

At the height of his career Sneijder was a leading target for several Premier League sides -- including Manchester United and Liverpool.