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Ricky Van Wolfswinkel Injury Blow For Utrecht

Eredivisie side Utrecht have received some disturbing news from the treatment table in the aftermath of their scoreless Europa League draw away against English giants Liverpool on Wednesday evening.

Head coach Ton Du Chatinier will have to make do without the services of star striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel for a while as the Netherlands international has sustained a shoulder injury in the match at Anfield.

The young Dutchman was jumping for a header with Martin Kelly in the dying minutes of the first half when he landed squarely on his right shoulder and failed to get up. Van Wolfswinkel was replaced by Leon de Kogel in the 44th minute.

Du Chatinier confirmed to RTL after the match that the 21-year-old striker will undergo surgery on Thursday and will be sidelined for several weeks as a result.

Utrecht are hopeful that Van Wolfswinkel will be match fit in time again for the restart of the season at home against Ajax on January 23.

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