PSV Eindhoven will be without Karim Rekik for around four weeks after the defender picked up a knee injury.

  • By Michael Bell
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rekik cThe youngster may need surgery on the injury, which saw him miss the PSV draw with Cambuur, while he also had to pull out of Netherlands squad for the recent World Cup qualifiers.

The 18 year old, who is on loan from Manchester City will travel to England to gain a second opinion from a specialist, before the true extent of the damage can be evaluated.

Rekik has been one of the standout performers for PSV so far this season, forming a tight defensive partnership with fellow summer signing Jeffrey Bruma. His form even earned him his first call up to the Netherlands national team, but his injury ruled him out, as the Oranje booked their place in next summer’s World Cup.

If the injury does rule Rekik out for four weeks, then he will miss PSV’s crucial league matches against FC Twente, Ajax, and AZ Alkmaar, whilst also missing the beginning of their Europa League campaign.

Coach Phillip Cocu will now turn to another 18 year old to fill the gap in the defence, as Jorrit Hendrix is set to be given the starting role.

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