AFC Ajax coach Ronald Koeman will have to think again about his lineup to face Rosenborg BK after talented youngster Johnny Heitinga suffered a serious knee injury.
The 18-year-old left-back damaged the cruciate ligament in his left knee in Saturday's 2-2 Eredivisie draw against NAC Breda and could be out for six months. He had been earmarked as a possible replacement for Christian Chivu in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League match in Trondheim against Rosenborg.
New knee blow
Chivu, the Romanian international defender and Ajax captain, is absent after suffering a slight thigh strain in last week's 1-0 defeat by Internazionale FC. Heitinga, a product of the Dutch champions' youth academy, is no stranger to the treatment table himself, having had a different knee problem at the start of the year.
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