Manchester United midfielder says he will come back stronger.
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind suffered disappointing news during Holland's 6-0 win over Latvia.
The Dutchman was substituted off after 20 minutes, after clubmate Robin van Persie had put his side one up.
Blind had gone down with a knee injury, and stands to miss time for the Red Devils over the coming weeks.
Manager Guus Hiddink said after the game: "I'm rather negative. I think it's a medial ligament that is twisted. It might be a rupture."
While this sounds terrible, it's not a season ending injury, rather one which will keep him out for an estimated four to six weeks, and is certain to miss United's visit to Arsenal next weekend.
Blind took to Instagram an hour after the game to give a message to his fans, writing:
"I'm proud of my 25 games for the Dutch national team, but I'm so gutted with my injury... I'll stay positive en will come back stronger! Nevertheless a great win, 6-0!"
He was careful not to project at this early stage, a comeback date, yet his focus on the team rather than his own individual sadness indicates he is confident he will not be out too long.
For United though his return won't come soon enough, for he is vital in adding balance to their midfield. It's been a tough international break for the club with Michael Carrick picking up a groin injury and David de Gea sustaining a dislocated finger, although neither have yet been ruled out of the clash with the Gunners.