Luirink laid low

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Groningen have been dealt a blow with the news that new signing Gijs Luirink will be out action until well into next year.

The defender signed a five-year deal with Groningen after leaving Volendam following their relegation from the top flight.

He was expected to play a key role for Groningen this term but picked up a knee injury against RKC Waalwijk in the middle of last month.

An exploratory operation revealed the cruciate ligament in his left knee had been ruptured, an injury which is expected to sideline the defender for a number of months.