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Babel injures hamstring in training

May 21, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Netherlands winger Ryan Babel left training on Friday with an apparent injury to his right hamstring.

Ryan Babel
GettyImagesRyan Babel: The Dutch international is set to depart Anfield.

There was no immediate word on the severity of the Liverpool forward's injury, which was reported by Dutch media attending the training session in Austria.

Babel missed the 2008 European Championship after tearing ankle ligaments on the eve of that tournament.

Two-time World Cup runners-up Netherlands begin their 2010 campaign in Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium on June 14 against Denmark.