June 17, 2018 / 3:01 PM / 3 months ago

Denmark's Kvist ruled out of World Cup with rib injury

GELENDZHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Denmark midfielder William Kvist will miss the rest of the World Cup after sustaining suspected fractured ribs in his side’s 1-0 win over Peru, the Danish FA said on Sunday.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - Peru vs Denmark - Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia - June 16, 2018 Denmark's William Kvist is taken off the pitch on a stretcher after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

He was injured when jumping for a high ball with Peru’s Jefferson Farfan and the 33-year-old Kvist had to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher and substituted.

“William Kvist has suffered a rib injury and is travelling home to Denmark. Everyone around the team wishes him a good recovery,” the Danish FA said on Twitter.

The victory put Denmark in second place in Group C on three points with France top on goals scored. The Danes take on Australia in their next match on Thursday.

Reporting by Philip O'Connor, editing by Ed Osmond

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