Chelsea braced for nine month loss of van Ginkel

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel tore his anterior cruciate ligament against Swindon on Tuesday and is expected to be out for between six and nine months, Press Association Sport understands.

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel tore his anterior cruciate ligament against Swindon on Tuesday and is expected to be out for between six and nine months, Press Association Sport understands.

It's understood reports in the Dutch media that the 20-year-old will have surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out for six to nine months are accurate.

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