Jan Vertonghen is taking safe and quick steps to recover from the muscle injury he sustained in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League group stage on August 10 with Spartak in Luz and is raising hopes of being able to return with PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday in the second leg of the Champions League tie-breaker in Eindhoven. Haris Seferovic, who suffered a similar injury but struggled in the first leg against the Russians on August 4, is not at such an early stage in his recovery and will not be able to play in the Netherlands.
Vertonghen left at the end of the first half with Roy Vitoria’s team. Initially, after the diagnosis of the left calf, it was estimated that a return could occur only after a hiatus in the national team competitions. But the 34-year-old center back is responding well to treatments and is being re-joined under medical supervision. Jorge Jesus has complained that the Belgium international and goalkeeper Seferovic have paid for a shorter vacation after their Euro 2020 appearances. Vertonghen is looking to be fit for Tuesday’s decisive Champions League match in Eindhoven. If he does not recover in time to join the delegation traveling to the Netherlands on Monday, Vertonghen should return with Tondela, in their Round 4 match, on August 29, in Luz.
Seferovic could also be back in time to be a match option against Tondela. The 29-year-old Swiss international also suffered, in 2019, a left calf injury and was out for 19 days. Now it is planned to stop for 25 days, that is, it can be an option with Tondela.
As he recovers positively, Ferro is close to returning to competition. In the case of the 24-year-old Portuguese defender, there were pubic pains. Ferro is feeling better and is already taking part in the course. It should be available within a week.
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