Defender faces lengthy spell on the sidelines- Jon Gorenc Stanković injures left knee with Slovenia U21s
- Defender has confirmed ACL injury
- Ex-Dortmund man faces lengthy spell on sidelines
Huddersfield Town can confirm that defender Jon Gorenc Stanković has suffered a serious knee injury whilst on international duty with the Slovenia Under-21 side last week.
The 21 year-old defender suffered the left knee injury in training with the national squad ahead of its international friendly against Croatia last Friday.
Subsequently, Jon returned to England and saw a specialist orthopaedic consultant in London on Monday morning, where it was confirmed that he has sustained an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Jon will now undergo surgery and a period of rehabilitation that is provisionally estimated at between eight to 10 months.
Stanković joined the Terriers from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016 and has made nine starts and three substitute appearances for the Club in all competitions so far.
He’s also earned 13 caps for his country at Under-21 level, scoring twice.
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner commented:
“We’re all disappointed for Jon that he has suffered this injury and now we offer him his full support as he begins his recovery.
“He is a very exciting young talent, which has been obvious to everyone when he has been out on the pitch for us this season. He’s quickly adapted to English football and has shown that he has so much to offer.
“Jon’s challenge now is to come back fitter and stronger than ever before. He is a strong and determined character, so I know this will be the case.”
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