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De Jong operation a success

December 11, 2012
By ESPN staff
AC Milan's Nigel de Jong has undergone successful surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon with his club confirming the midfielder will be out for around six months.

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De Jong, 28, lasted just 22 minutes of Milan's 4-2 victory at Torino on Sunday before falling awkwardly and having to leave the pitch on a stretcher.

A statement released on the club's website on Tuesday read: "AC Milan can confirm that Nigel de Jong ...

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