Monday 17 January 2022

Injured midfielder Nigel de Jong out of rest of World Cup

Midfielder Nigel de Jong is to miss the rest of the Netherlands’ World Cup campaign due to a groin injury picked up in Oranje’s crucial game against Mexico.

De Jong, a key member of coach Louis van Gaal’s team, will be out for two to four weeks, after leaving the pitch nine minutes into Sunday’s game.

A post on the Dutch football association’s Twitter account said: ‘Nigel de Jong has a tear in his groin muscle. He’s probably out for two to four weeks. De Jong continues rehabilitation with Oranje.’

Van Gaal described the loss of De Jong as a ‘very serious blow’.

The Netherlands take on Costa Rica in the quarter finals on Saturday.

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