Unfortunately not all the turnover stories have a happy ending…
Milan have confirmed that Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong snapped the Achilles tendon an has been ruled out of action for up to six months.
The tackling midfielder damaged the Achilles tendon in his left leg in 22nd minute of the first half of the Rossoneri’s clash against Torino in Turin earlier today. De Jong was immediately substituted and after Milan manged to get a tough win 4-2, coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed that the 28-year-old will miss the rest of the season.
“We did well to earn a great victory,” said the Italian tactician “Perhaps in the first half we could have done more in terms of technique and pace, but the lads still created a lot and I am satisfied with their performance.
“We are slowly growing and improving. It’s just a terrible shame about De Jong, who will be out for the rest of the season, and of course all the lads dedicate the win to him.”
Milan’s CEO Adriano Galliani also spoke about this terrible accident and the level of its affection on the January transfer market.
“I feel sorry for De Jong, who has been very unfortunate as he snapped the Achilles tendon against Torino. It’s a big loss for the team and takes the shine off the win”, he said.
“We’ll see what to do about De Jong’s role in January, but [Ghanaian international and injury returnee] Sulley Muntari is ready for action and he is going to be the one to replace the Dutchman in the starting line-up. In addition, Rodney Strasser has been removed out of the transfer list.”