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ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Aug 12, 2013

De Jong suffers collapsed lung

Ajax captain Siem de Jong has been ruled out for at least six weeks after being diagnosed with a collapsed lung.

Ajax have announced that their captain, Siem de Jong, has been diagnosed with a collapsed lung.

Siem de Jong will miss Ajax's opening Champions League match next month.
Siem de Jong will miss Ajax's opening Champions League match next month.

De Jong, 24, is set to miss around six weeks of the new Eredivisie season as a result.

A statement on the Ajax official website read: “Siem de Jong was found to have a collapsed lung on Monday. The Ajax captain will spend the next few days at least in hospital.”

His lung will now be drained, and the club statement added: “It has not been determined how and when the Ajax player sustained this injury. The total recovery will take at least six weeks.”

The player wrote on his official Twitter account: “Collapsed lung?!?!? Now a few days in hospital and then a few weeks' rest...”

He thanked fans for their positive messages and added: "Hope to be fit again soon."

 

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