Marco van Ginkel has spoken after being ruled out for the season with a knee injury suffered during the week in Chelsea’s Carling Cup win over Swindon.

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van ginkel fThe Dutch midfielder was starting only his second game since joining Chelsea from Vitesse in the summer, but lasted only 9 minutes before falling awkwardly on his leg.

Further scans have shown that he tore his ACL, and after undergoing surgery on Thursday, Van Ginkel will be out for at least six months, making it unlikely for him to play again this season.

Van Ginkel told¬†Sport-Promotion,¬†“I did not hear anything snap in my knee, but I felt right away that it was wrong. This really sucks.”

The 20 year old went on to praise Chelsea’s medical staff, “The medical supervision deserves a big compliment for the way i was assisted over recent days. I am also confident that my rehabilitation, which will take place in London will go well,”

Sadly for Van Ginkel, with no more action likely this season, a place in Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands squad for the World Cup next summer looks almost impossible.

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