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PICTURE: Strootman undergoes successful surgery

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman is ready to begin the road to rehabilitation after an operation on the cruciate ligament of his left knee.


Roma's Dutch international Kevin Strootman has posted a picture from his hospital bed in Amsterdam after successful surgery on his cruciate ligament.

The 24-year-old had been a star player for Roma this season and his performances in Serie A had reportedly enticed Manchester United who were interested in signing him before he joined the Giallorossi.

However, disaster struck during a game against Napoli as Strootman lunged for the ball and tore the cruciate ligaments in his left knee.

Strootman will be out for the rest of the current campaign and will have to sit out the World Cup and reports suggest that he has been taken off Manchester United's shopping list.

But the midfielder is on the road to recovery after a two-hour surgical procedure in a hospital in Amsterdam.

"Kevin Strootman underwent surgery on his left knee at the AMC Hospital in Amsterdam," a statement from Roma reads.

"The procedure was performed by professors Van Dijk and Kerkhoff and doctor Heijboer under the supervision of Roma club doctor Colautti. It lasted two hours and was a complete success.

"The anterior cruciate ligament was reconstructed and the meniscus tears were also treated. The player will begin rehabilitation in the next few days in Amsterdam." 

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