Arsenal striker Eduardo released from hospital

February 27, 2008

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Arsenal's injured striker Eduardo da Silva was released from hospital on Wednesday, the Premier League leaders said.

The Brazilian-born Croatia international suffered a fractured left fibula and an open dislocation of his ankle joint after a tackle by Birmingham City defender Martin Taylor during Saturday's 2-2 league draw at St Andrews.

On Monday, Arsenal said the 25-year-old was expected to make a full recovery from the horrific injury, although he will be out for an expected nine months.

'Eduardo would like to once again thank everyone for the overwhelming messages of support he has received,' a statement on the club's website said.

The injury means Eduardo will miss Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria which starts in June.