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Strootman to miss World Cup with ruptured ligament

10 Mar 2014 14:16:52

Strootman to miss World Cup with ruptured ligament

AS Roma's Dutch international midfielder Kevin Strootman will miss the World Cup after being ruled out for the rest of the season with ruptured knee ligaments, the Serie A Club said on Monday.

The 24-year-old will undergo surgery and could take between four and six months to recover.

Strootman initially suffered a knock in the Netherlands' international friendly with France last week.

He was in Roma's starting line-up against Napoli on Sunday but collapsed in the 12th minute and was carried off on a stretcher.

Strootman had reportedly been a target of English Premier League side Manchester United for next season.

The World Cup takes place in Brazil from June 12-July 13.


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