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By ESPN Staff

Dutch physio slams Bayern claims over Robben

Dutch physiotherapist Dick van Toorn has rejected Bayern Munich's claim that he was negligent in his treatment of Arjen Robben by failing to realise he had a serious muscular injury.

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Van Toorn treated Robben prior to the World Cup and was able to get him fit to play for Netherlands in South Africa despite fears he would miss the entire tournament.

However, upon the forward's return to pre-season training with Bayern Munich on Tuesday , a five-centimetre "hole'' was discovered in his thigh muscle.

He has been told by Bayern's club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt that he faces eight weeks on the sidelines and the doctor, who also works for the German national team, has laid the blame at the feet of his Dutch colleague. Van Toorn, however, is bemused by the accusations.

"Arjen sent me an SMS on Sunday and told me he had no pain at all,'' he told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagbladr. "I cannot understand where this injury comes from. Maybe it is just scar tissue.''

The 77-year-old doctor has vociferously defended his treatment of Robben, who helped Netherlands to the final of the World Cup after 20 days of treatment despite predictions that he would need two months to return to fitness.

"It was Arjen who came to me asking to be treated,'' he said. "I didn't want to treat him at the beginning, but after a few discussions, I did it. It was apparently successful - he did play a lot at the World Cup after all.''

Nevertheless, Bayern are unhappy that Robben's long-term fitness may have been jeopardised by the treatment he received in June and are to demand compensation from the Dutch Football Association (KNVB).

"Once again we as a club have to foot the bill after a player is seriously injured while with his national team,'' chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "Of course FC Bayern Munich is very annoyed.''

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