Maertens, Tshimanga, Schuermans and Duplus may be out for a long time at OH Leuven – Voetbalnieuws


Despite the point achieved on the first day of play, there is sadness at OHL. The PhD student saw four players drop out against Eupen. Although it is still early for conclusions, it threatens to involve serious and long-term injuries.

There were still a few minutes to play in the first half when the first players were forced to leave the field. Mathieu Maertens grabbed the adductors when turning away. Derrick Tshimanga got stuck in the grass and hurt the hamstrings

Kenneth Schuermans seems to be in the worst of it. The central defender had to be carried away on a stretcher. His Achilles tendon injury may keep him off the football field for a very long time. “Maybe one of them will not be able to play for a year”, coach Marc Brys referred to the player so popular in Leuven. “I was close to it when it happened. It seems to be really bad.”

Is it the field?

Finally, Frédéric Duplus also comes out battered. The man with a history at Zulte Waregem and Antwerp damaged his knee. It remains to be seen what the scans will show, but it is expected that none of them will be on the site in the coming weeks. Brys made a reservation. “We have to see from the images whether it is due to the field or whether it is bad luck.”


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