PSV Eindhoven youngster Maxi Romero faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury while representing the Eredivisie club’s U-21 team last week.
The 20-year-old, who joined the Dutch giants from Argentine club Velez Sarsfield in January 2018, has suffered frequent injury setbacks in his time in Europe.
After having shaken off an earlier problem, he returned to full fitness at the start of 2019 and represented Argentina’s U-20 side at the Copa Sudamericana. He scored two goals in the tournament and helped his team qualify for the U-20 World Cup in Poland.
The current knee injury was sustained in a 2-0 win for PSV’s U-21 team over Helmond Sport last Friday, and the player will need to undergo stringent rehabilitation.
“This is so frustrating as it is not the first time I will face a lengthy spell on the sidelines”, admitted Romero.
“I will undergo a rehabilitation programme, starting today [Tuesday]. I will be out for an extended period of time. The primary focus is now entirely on the recovery process.”
He added, “This is a moment of nothing other than sheer bad luck. It is very unfortunate and I think it is really disappointing I cannot show my skills.
“There is no other option but to work hard and a quick recovery is now a top priority.”
You can catch PSV Eindhoven in Eredivisie action this coming Saturday night when they host NAC Breda. The match will be live on Fox Sports 1 from 20h35 CAT.