Ghana prodigy Mohammed Kudus could make a quicker-than-expected return from injury, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has revealed.
The 20-year-old has been in the treatment room since sustaining a meniscus injury on his Champions League debut against Liverpool in October.
A statement from Ajax after the incident indicated he would be out of action “for many months”, but media speculation suggested he faced a four to six-month spell on the sidelines.
“He is in his final phase of his rehabilitation,” Erik ten Hag said after his club’s 4-0 victory over PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday, AD reports.
“There is a chance that he will come into action quickly.”
Kudus is among a long list of Ajax injury absentees from Saturday’s game, the others being David Neres, Noussair Mazraoui, Zakaria Labyad, Lassina Traoré, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Jurrien Timber and 18-year-old Dutch-born striker Brian Brobbey, who is currently in discussions with Ghana about a possible switch of international allegiance from the Netherlands.
Kudus joined Ajax from Danish outfit Nordsjaelland on a five-year deal reportedly worth €9 million in July, having been linked with AC Milan, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Everton and Newcastle United.
He has scored once and provided three assists in four competitive appearances for the Eredivisie outfit.
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