Dutchman tore his ACL at the County Ground on Tuesday and will now miss the remainder of the campaign.
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Chelsea midfield player Marco van Ginkel has vowed to make a speedy recovery from the serious knee injury that he sustained playing against Swindon Town in midweek after undergoing a successful operation on the problem on Thursday, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The promising young Netherlands international tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee during the west London club’s Capital One Cup third-round clash at the County Ground on Tuesday night.
Van Ginkel, under minimal pressure from a Swindon opponent, collapsed to the ground clutching his knee in apparent agony and after receiving initial treatment on the sidelines and trying to play on, the 20-year-old was then forced to leave the action.
And the Dutchman’s worst fears were then confirmed the following day when he underwent a scan at the club’s training base in Cobham which revealed that van Ginkel had indeed torn the ACL in his knee.
However, after going under the knife on Thursday, the midfield player is now expected to be out of action for the next six months, meaning that his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge is offer, although van Ginkel appeared in good spirits when speaking to the official Chelsea website after having surgery.
“Just had my operation, but keep smiling and I will come back. Never give up and be strong,” he told Chelseafc.com from his hospital bed.