Meerdink injury boost
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Martijn Meerdink's ankle injury is not as bad as was initially feared.AZ Alkmaar have been boosted by the news that Martijn Meerdink's ankle injury is not as bad as was initially feared.
The winger was forced out of the 5-0 win over Twente on Saturday in the first half after taking a blow on an ankle.
The club were initially fearful that Meerdink, who scored the opener on six minutes, had suffered major damage to his ligaments.
However, a detailed scan has revealed the damage to be less serious than first feared - with the winger expected to back at full tilt in around four weeks' time.
AZ are currently second in the table and will hope the absence of Meerdink will not affect their form.