Nigel de Jong to miss rest of season for AC Milan

Netherlands midfielder joined from Manchester City

AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong is set to miss the rest of the season after rupturing his left Achilles during yesterday's 4-2 win over Torino.

The 28-year-old Holland international was stretchered off just 22 minutes into the Serie A match after falling awkwardly, with the club later confirming the seriousness of the injury.

"A bittersweet Sunday," club vice-president Adriano Galliani told the club's official website. "De Jong's tendon has snapped and that means the season is over for him.

"It's a big loss for the team and takes the shine off the win."

De Jong was a summer signing from Manchester City and has made 15 appearances for the Rossoneri.

PA

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