by Sam Peoples

Kevin Strootman has reassured fans his rehabilitation is going perfectly to schedule and moved to quash rumours the condition of his knee could be career threatening.

Having been ruled out for the rest of the season, Strootman’s recovery from knee surgery last year hasn’t exactly gone to plan and ex-Roma doctor Mario Brozzi believes the surgery itself has caused big complications for the Dutch midfielder.

“My impression is that the surgery on Strootman’s ligament did not go perfectly,” Brozzi told La Partita Perfetta on Gold TV.

“I don’t know what happened to his knee, but his Cyclops syndrome results from a problem in the ligament’s position.

“The cartilaginous damage is determined by the extensive deficit. Now, if this is the situation, I see no way out. But it’s not up to me to say whether further surgery is needed.”

In the face of growing rumours, Strootman has taken to social media in order to dismiss all of the reports and insist his recovery to be fit again for pre-season is going to plan.

Regardless of how well Strootman’s recovery goes this season, it would be a big risk for any club to sign him in the summer. It was already considered a risk prior to him sustaining a setback which ruled him out for the rest of 2014/15 but with that extra injury on top, there is simply no way to gauge whether he will be able to maintain his long term fitness.

Radamel Falcao was a risk which is why United signed him on a loan deal. Unless AS Roma would be willing to do a similar deal, which is very unlikely, then Louis van Gaal might not be ready to take that risk.

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