Dario Knežević will not play again in Euro 2008. He has strained ligaments in his left knee after a collision with backup Croatian goalkeeper, Vedran Runje, early in the first half of the Poland game.
The collision looked tame at first, but when seen in slow motion replay, you could see Knežević’s knee buckle and lock up just as a knee was not built to do. It could have been much worse as he has only strained it. No surgery will be necessary; but this is obviously saddening to Knežević as he played in all 3 group games and Bilić was liking his progress.
He was improving a lot and that really bad for him but I think we will still have enough to cover the loss
This is bad, he wasn’t a starter but he was picking up his level of play, I came in saying Knežević is an alright player, and that playing for livorno he shouldn’t be there but he changed my mind in just those three games, I liked how he played, this is not good, but I hope he gets better!