Fresh injury for O'Brien
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ajax midfielder John O'Brien's injury nightmare reared its head again at the weekend.Ajax midfielder John O'Brien's injury nightmare reared its head again at the weekend.
The United States international had only recently returned to fitness following a lengthy time on the sidelines with an Achilles problem and he was hopeful of securing an extended run in the team.
Coach Ronald Koeman handed O'Brien a starting berth against Willem II, his first match for nine months, and he produced a solid display.
However, he failed to finish the 3-1 win as he was hit with a hamstring injury with 12 minutes remaining.
O'Brien is set to undergo a scan early this week and he will hope the damage is only minor.
Ajax, meanwhile, are being linked with a move for Bordeaux's Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh.
The 20-year-old has starred for Les Girondins this term and was rewarded with a bumper new deal recently, but this has not deterred Ajax who are said to be monitoring his situation with interest.