Kevin Strootman’s injury issues seem to have no end with the midfielder set for a third round of surgery on his knee’s in a year.

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strootmrominjReports from Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport are saying Strootman has elected for a third surgery on his knee, which was initially hurt against a World Cup warm-up game against France in March of 2014. Since then, Strootman has made just a handful of appearances for his club Roma. At the end of last season, things started to look up, and Strootman said he was confident he would be strong and ready to play for pre-season, however, on Roma’s preseason tour to Asia, he reported problems with his knee.

While it’s reported he could have chosen to wait out the injury, and not elect surgery, a nervous Strootman elected for a two-part operation that will see him out for at least the first half of the season. Roma, while frustrated with their midfield stalwarts injury issues are remaining loyal, and are reportedly to offer him a contract extension.

On the international scene, Strootman will miss out on the whole of Euro 2016 qualifying, and it’s looking increasingly like it would take a miracle for him to make the squad, should the Netherlands troubled campaign end with qualification.

We wish Kevin well, and can’t wait to see him back on the field.

Spencer Steevensz (104 Posts)

I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!