After five month absence, Wijnaldum returns


After been out of action for five months, Georginio Wijnaldum returned tonight in Jong PSV’s Eerste Divisie clash with Helmond Sport.

Wijnaldum scoort bij rentree voor Jong PSV

The Dutch international scored after just 10 minutes in Jong PSV’s 3-0 win in first game since PSV’s 2-2 away draw against FC Twente on 14th September last year.

Wijnaldum has been suffering with back complaints since the UEFA Under-21 European Championship last summer in Israel. PSV coach Philip Cocu has experienced a poor campaign in all competitions and could have certainly done with having his club captain in the team.

The first team of PSV next host Heracles in the Eredivisie this weekend but that game may come too soon for Wijnaldum’s fitness. However, it may be more likely that he will feature in a few more Eerste Divisie games, starting with Jong PSV’s game at Telstar on Friday night.

Cocu will be hoping that within the next few weeks his creative playmaker will be back, in the team he starred so well for earlier this season before being out with the back injury.


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