Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has been taken to a local hospital after getting kicked in the head during a match with Inter Milan.

In the 15th minute of the match at the San Siro, Stekelenburg charged forward to punch away a ball that Inter defender Lucio was chasing. Lucio then failed to jump over the keeper and hit the right side of Stekelenburg's head with his foot.

Stekelenburg was carried off the pitch on a stretcher and taken to the San Carlo hospital for medical tests. Bogdan Lobont replaced him in goal with the score 0-0.

Stekelenburg joined Roma in August in a ?6.3-million ($9 million) transfer from Ajax.

Stekelenburg is the starting goalkeeper for the Netherlands, having helped his national team to last year's World Cup final.