Brussels – Ajax winger David Neres has been dominated out of motion “until the winter break” with a knee injury, his coach Erik ten Hag stated on Friday.
The 22-year-old Brazilian performed 72 minutes of the Dutch champions’ unimaginable 4-Four Champions League draw at Chelsea on Tuesday, however might now be sidelined until subsequent yr.
“It’s a big blow for him and for the team,” stated Ten Hag.
The winter break within the Netherlands begins on December 22.
Neres, who has scored six targets within the Dutch Eredivisie this season, will miss Ajax’s essential closing Champions League group video games in opposition to Lille and Valencia.
Ajax are six factors clear on the prime of the Eredivisie from AZ Alkmaar after going the opening 12 matches unbeaten.
However final season’s shock Champions League semi-finalists face a battle to achieve the final 16 this yr after blowing a 4-1 lead with 9 males to attract with Chelsea, sitting stage on factors with each Frank Lampard’s aspect and Valencia in Group H.
Neres netted 12 occasions in all competitions final season, together with in opposition to each Juventus and Actual Madrid.