Chelsea announce Van Ginkel out six months

Chelsea have announced Marco van Ginkel will be out for six months after undergoing knee injury.

Chelsea have announced Marco van Ginkel will be out for six months after undergoing knee injury.

Van Ginkel, a £8.4m summer signing from Vitesse Arnhem, suffered the knee injury during the Capital One Cup win over Swindon Town.

The Dutchman - making only his second Chelsea start following his summer move - went down after a challenge from Alex Pritchard and hobbled off the pitch in the 10th minute.

A club statement said: "Chelsea Football Club can confirm Marco van Ginkel successfully underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery today (Thursday).

"The 20-year-old midfielder is expected to be out for approximately six months."

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