Nigel De Jong has come to the support of his Milan teammate Stephan El Shaarawy, after the forward underwent surgery on Saturday.
The Italy international is expected to be out for over two months with a foot injury, but the Dutch midfielder has urged his clubmate to ‘keep his chin up’.
“Never give up brother,” De Jong posted on his official Twitter account. “You will come back stronger than before.
“Keep your chin up.”
El Shaarawy will now be ordered to rest for two weeks before starting his rehabilitation.
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