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Chelsea's Van Ginkel ruled out for six months

Published: Thursday 26 September 2013, 17.37CET
Chelsea FC have been dealt an injury blow after Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery and was sidelined for around six months.
Chelsea's Van Ginkel ruled out for six months
Chelsea's Marco van Ginkel has been laid off for around six months ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 26 September 2013, 17.37CET

Chelsea's Van Ginkel ruled out for six months

Chelsea FC have been dealt an injury blow after Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery and was sidelined for around six months.

Chelsea FC's Netherlands midfielder Marco van Ginkel has undergone anterior cruciate ligament surgery and is expected to be out for around six months.

Van Ginkel, 20, a summer signing from Eredivisie side Vitesse, played 75 minutes of Chelsea's UEFA Champions League Group E home defeat by FC Basel 1893 last week before sustaining his injury in an English League Cup victory at Swindon Town FC on Tuesday.

A statement on the Londoners' official website read: "Chelsea can confirm Marco van Ginkel successfully underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery today. The midfielder is expected to be out for approximately six months."

José Mourinho's team have a capital derby against Tottenham Hotspur FC in the Premier League at the weekend, before returning to UEFA Champions League action at FC Steaua Bucureşti on Tuesday.

Last updated: 26/09/13 18.29CET

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