Nigel de Jong suffers Achilles injury

Marco Luzzani

Bad news for AC Milan: Nigel de Jong won't be playing for a while. The midfielder came off in the 24th minute of Milan's 4-2 victory against Torino, and it was revealed after the match the he's expected to miss the rest of the season.

A bitter sweet Sunday. De Jong’s [Achilles 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.

-Adriano Galliani, Milan CEO. Source: ACMilan.com.

De Jong had started 14 games more Milan since arriving from Manchester City in August, and his loss in a major blow for a side that's going to have some major trouble controlling midfield without him around. They'll probably drop Riccardo Montolivo a little deeper to compensate for now, but he's hardly a real enforcer, and it looks fairly likely that Milan are going to have to spend in January in order to find a real replacement.

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