The midfielder of AC Milan, Nigel De Jong, has said that he hopes to get 100% fit after going through a successful surgery of his Achilles Tendon. Jong had injured himself while playing in the Serie A match against Torino. That match was played on 9th of December.
Although Milan managed to win that match by 4-2 but, it lost one of its key players for the remaining part of the season. Jong went down in the 22nd minute of the match. He was looking in a lot of pain and he was immediately sent for a scan. The scan reports confirmed that Jong had ruptured his Achilles tendon and he would have to go through surgery.
This was a big blow for AC Milan which is already struggling in the ongoing season. Milan has played 19 Serie A matches in this season so far and it has managed to win only 9 of them. Milan has lost 7 matches and the remaining 3 matches have ended in the form of draws. Milan is currently at no. 7 in the Serie A points table with 30 points and it is 14 points behind Juventus which is at the top of the table. These numbers clearly suggest that Milan would have to perform brilliantly in the upcoming matches to get in top 3 and for that, it needs its best players to be fit. So, Jong’s injury has increased the troubles of Milan management.
However, after his surgery, Jong assured his supporters that he would get back to complete fitness. The Dutch midfielder said, “The operation went smoothly and it was a successful one. Now, I am looking forward to getting 100% fit and making a comeback in the next season.”
“I would like to thank my supporters, teammates and friends who have given me immense support during this tough period.”