De Jong set for surgery
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
PSV midfielder John de Jong will not return to action until after the winter break.John de Jong will not return to action until January after deciding to undergo surgery in a bid to rectify a foot complaint.
The midfielder has been absent for PSV Eindhoven since picking up an injury against Ajax in October.
He was initially expected to be out for a month with the knee injury, but the club have decided to send him for surgery on a foot complaint which dates back some time.
The 27-year-old feels the move is a prudent one, as it will allow him to return in top shape after the winter break.
PSV are top of the Dutch tree and have already qualified for the next phase of the UEFA Champions League, which has prompted coach Guus Hiddink to send the pivotal midfielder for surgery straight away.