Belgium v Turkey

Lukaku injury blow for Belgium

June 2, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Belgium have suffered a blow to their Euro 2012 qualifying ambitions as it has been revealed that striker Romelu Lukaku will miss their crucial game with Turkey this weekend through injury.

Romelu Lukaku
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Lukaku, 18, is one of Europe hottest properties and claimed on Wednesday that he would either be moving to a top Premier League club or stay at Anderlecht by Monday, as his exams begin.

However, any move may be hindered by a medical after he revealed that he had suffered a foot injury that will see him miss the weekend's crunch clash.

"I have bad news," Lukaku wrote on his Facebook account. "I have suffered an injury to a bone in my foot. It needs further investigation, but I will keep you informed. I am obviously very disappointed [to miss the game] but am sure we will win. I will do everything I can to recover quickly."

Belgium sit just one point ahead of Turkey in second place, having played one game more, and a win for Georges Leekens' side would give them a real chance of qualifying for the tournament in Poland & Ukraine.