Tuesday December 11 2012
De Jong goes under the knife

Milan have confirmed Nigel De Jong went under the knife today for an Achilles tendon injury and will be out for six months.

The midfielder collapsed during Sunday’s 4-2 victory at Torino and was diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles tendon in his left leg.

The club released a statement confirming that De Jong underwent an operation in Benalmandena, near Malaga, with Professor Sakari Orava.

Surgery was successful and “the recovery period is approximately six months, save for complications.”

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