Vitesse’s Davy Propper out for rest of season with ACL injury

Vitesse midfielder Davy Propper has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an ACL injury, the club has confirmed.

The Dutch midfielder came out of retirement less than two weeks ago and his season has come to a premature end after an MRI scan confirmed the 31-year-old suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury.

The former PSV Eindhoven playmaker was injured in his first start since returning to professional football last weekend in Vitesse’s trip to Emmen. It was his second appearance for the club after making his debut for the club from the bench against Heerenveen last week.

Technical director Benjamin Schmedes said: “This is a big blow for both Davy and Vitesse. He is of course shaken and will need time to process this news. Of course we will give Davy all the support he needs. We wish him a lot of strength.”

Propper started his professional career at Vitesse in 2008 after spending four years in the club’s academy before making the move to Eredivisie giants PSV in 2015. He spent two years at the Philips Stadion before he joined Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion for a then-club record transfer fee.

He returned to PSV in 2021 before initially retiring from the game in January 2022.

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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