Monday March 10 2014
Strootman to have surgery

It has been confirmed that Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has picked up a knee ligament injury and will undergo surgery.

Reports in Holland and Italy are that The Dutch midfielder will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup in Brazil.

However in a brief statement on the club’s official website, the Giallorossi made no mention of the length of time he could be out for.

“Kevin Strootman had an MRI scan this morning as he was examined by Professor Giuliano Cerulli,” the statement reads.

“Tests showed he has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and there could also be damage to the meniscus.

“He will undergo surgery in the next few days.”

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