Huge blow for Zulte Waregem as Ruud Vormer suffers broken collarbone

Zulte Waregem have been dealt a huge blow to their survival chances with winter signing Ruud Vormer suffering a broken collarbone. The injury happened early in the game against KV Oostende when the midfielder fell awkwardly after an aerial dual with Fraser Hornby. The midfielder tried to play on, but was not able to and had to come off.

Speaking after the game, as reported by Het Nieuwsblad, Mbaye Leye confirmed the injury and that the midfielder would need surgery. He was also worried that the midfielder would be unlikely to feature again this season, given the minimum recovery time is six weeks.

The former Club Brugge midfielder was a key signing in the winter transfer window to bring leadership on and off the pitch to a struggling side. His impact has been instant as the side look tougher to beat and their results have improved. However, without Vormer on the pitch, many will worry that Zulte Waregem will revert to the side that struggled prior to the World Cup break.

Zulte Waregem had gone 1-0 up early thanks to Zinho Gano and should have gone further ahead but failed to take their chances. They were punished when Hornby grabbed a well struck equaliser in the second half.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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