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Injury to Ajax star Neres will keep him out unitl next year

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Ajax and Brazil star David Neres has been ruled out until next year with a knee injury.

The forward sustained the injury during his sides dramatic 4-4 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

He has already scored 6 goals this season for the defending Dutch Champions.

It is understood he has damaged his meniscus.

In a press conference reported by beIN Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag confirmed the bad news.

He said:

“We will have to make do without David until the winter break.”

“At half-time [against Chelsea] I asked everybody if they were okay and everybody said yes.”

“Directly after the game it was clear that he was injured, but we didn’t expect that it was so heavy.”

“I think it happened in the first half.”

“There were two small moments when he got a knock. But I can’t know for sure.”

Neres will now miss vital Champions League games as well as Eridivise game for Ajax.

After recently being selected for the Brazilian national team too, he may miss out on further caps there too.

Ten Hag added:

“It’s a major setback. These things happen. I feel really sorry for him.”

“It’s a major blow for him, but for the team as well.”

“But it’s mainly hard for him because he was getting in better shape. That makes it a big blow for the entire team as well.”