Four football players from Orange under 19 and a staff member were involved in a traffic accident on Sunday. Goalkeeper Dani van den Heuvel of Leeds United had to go to hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The incident took place around 6:15 p.m. Gabi Casili of PEC Zwolle suffered a minor concussion. Like Van den Heuvel, he will not return to the training camp. The other passengers were uninjured, the KNVB reported on Monday. Their names have not been disclosed.
The football association says it is “extremely shocked”. “Stakeholders around the occupants were immediately informed about the traffic accident,” said the football association.
The KNVB does not want to say more about the accident. The occupants have indicated that they had to swerve for a car. Where that was is unknown.
The players of the Orange squad are currently in the Netherlands together for the European Championship qualifying tournament. The European Championship will be played in Slovakia next year. On Tuesday they will compete in Rotterdam against their peers from Ukraine.
Orange under 19 is led by national coach Bert Konterman, former player of Feyenoord, Vitesse and Willem II, among others. His technical staff includes former goalkeeper Oscar Moens.