15 Apr Frenkie De Jong harm: Ajax midfielder limps off from Excelsior
The near future Barcelona midfielder pulled up throughout Saturday’s Eredivisie game, which makes him a doubt for the trip to Turin on Tuesday
Ajax seem to have suffered a significant injury blow ahead of their next leg of the Champions League quarter-final contrary to Juventus later Frenkie de Jong suffered a hamstring injury against Excelsior.
Influential midfielder De Jong walked down the tube clutching the back of his leg in the opening half an hour of Saturday’s Eredivisie match, which Ajax led 1-0 during Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Huntelaar goes on to internet a hat-trick since Ajax got a comfortable 6-2 triumph on daily.
However, the larger picture isn’t so rosy, with De Jong currently appearing as a potential absentee for Tuesday’s trip to Turin.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag tried to play down fears following the match, indicating De Jong came as a precaution.
“Frenkie’s hamstring was playing up and we did not wish to accept any risks,” Ten Hag explained.
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Ten Hag’s side maintained a 1-1 draw in the Johan Cruyff ArenA this week, together with David Neres cancelling out Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half opener.
De Jong established himself as among the very sought-after midfielders on earth football thanks to excellent performances for both club and country, along with also the 21-year old will join Barcelona at the end of the year in a deal worth 86 million.
The present season saw him break in the Netherlands set up, where he’s chosen seven caps so far considering making his debut in September 2018.