MILAN -- Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder has been diagnosed with anemia after passing out at halftime of Saturday's Serie A match against Brescia.
Sneijder guided Inter to the Italian league and cup titles last season along with the European Champions League title, and then led the Netherlands to the World Cup final. After that, he got married.
Sneijder says he is exhausted.
"I started to shake and felt pain in my entire body," Sneijder told Dutch daily De Telegraaf. "In the changing room I got sick and passed out briefly.
"My heart and blood pressure were checked immediately. Later I traveled to the Netherlands for a second opinion. The conclusion was that I have anemia and my whole body is exhausted."
Inter's press office had no comment, although Sneijder was left off the roster for Wednesday's match in Lecce.