Lazio have confirmed that Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij will be out for six months after undergoing surgery.

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de vrij laz surThe 23-year-old sustained a knee injury playing for Netherlands in the defeats to Iceland and Turkey back in September and has been out since.

Lazio were hopeful that De Vrij would recover without the need for surgery but that has proved to not be the case, and the former Feyenoord star went under the knife in Antwerp this week.

A statement on the Lazio website read, “Lazio would like to communicate that Stefan de Vrij has undergone surgery on his left knee at the AZ Monica hospital in Antwerp on Wednesday morning,”

“The operation, which was performed by Doctor Lagae, was a success and the defender’s recovery process is expected to last an estimated six months.”

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