Memphis Depay is doing all he can to recover from a serious knee injury in time for the European Championships, but knee specialist Mehdi Ghoochannejhad doubts his chances of making the tournament.

The Lyon attacker suffered a cruciate injury last month and has posted several videos of his work in the gym, getting people excited that he could be back in action to lead the line for Netherlands at Euro 2020. At the weekend, Memphis was already working with a football

However, speaking to Algemeen Dagblad, Mehdi Ghoochannejhad, who is the brother to PEC Zwolle striker Reza, has warned Memphis against pushing himself too hard.

On Memphis working hard in the game, Mehdi said, “But it doesn’t go any faster, he is not unlike any other person.

“Memphis must be protected against himself. I understand that he wants it as a sportsman, but something like that is forced too quickly.”

Mehdi also warned against what can happen if he has a relapse, “With Arek Milik, things went wrong again and Ibrahim Afellay never got back to the level before his injury. The question is whether the knee will hold it in the first place.”

Cruciate ligament injuries usually take between 6-9 months to recover from. Donyell Malen and Jetro Willems are also dealing with similar issues.




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