Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Theo Janssen will miss the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

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janssen dJanssen tore his ligament during Vitesse’s 2-1 defeat to Feyenoord on Sunday, and underwent surgery on Monday for what was expected to be Meniscus damage.

However surgery showed the injury to be worse, and the 32 year old will require further surgery which will see him miss at least six months of action.

Janssen told the Vitesse website, “I did not expect this. Last night i went into surgery with the idea that the meniscus was broken. All the tests showed this.”

“When I came out of the anesthesia it proved to be a bit worse. Nevertheless there is nothing I can do. I was doing good, the team is doing good and we play the kind of football that I like best.”

The former Ajax midfielder has been a key man for Vitesse coach Peter Bosz so far this season, with his side hoping to mount a title challenge.

Bosz added, “Its awful. Especially for Theo himself,”

“That’s the first thing on my mind. At the age of 32 to suffer such a heavy injury is terrible. Theo played well and was important for the team. We will have to cope with what we have got.”

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