Morocco’s Zakaria Labyad, playing football for Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam, will not be able to resume training until mid-2020, at the earliest, due to a knee injury. Ajax’s coach, Erik Ten Hag, made the announcement on Sunday, December 1, following his team’s win 5-2 against Twente in the local league.
“Labyad won’t play again neither in 2019 nor a large part of 2020,” said Ten Hag at a press conference.
The 26-year-old Moroccan-Dutch player injured his right knee during his team’s game against French club Lille during the European Champions League group stage. The medical staff transported Labyad off the field in the 47th minute of the game.
Ten Hag did not give more details on Labyad’s injury.