Marco van Ginkel joined PSV Eindhoven on loan this summer, his third loan to the Eredivisie side overall, but hasn’t made an appearance yet as he’s still recovering from the (latest) horrific knee injury, which he suffered in the summer of 2018. In fact, he hasn’t made a competitive appearance since the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. But while most in his situation would have just given up, we know that Marco is made of sterner stuff.
Van Ginkel has already spoken of the battles he had to fight to make his (latest) comeback from his seemingly never-ending knee issues, but it looks like there might be finally light at the end of the tunnel just as the most horrible year of 2020 is coming to an end.
PSV manager, Roger Schmidt has just delivered the exciting and heart-warming news that the 28-year-old (time sure flies fast!) has rejoined full training and should be available for the team in the second half of the season. (There is one more round of matches before the Eredivisie’s brief winter break.)
“He is a good player, both in the game without the ball and in possession. A player with an excellent mentality, who is good at passing and is very complete. It is of course not for nothing that Chelsea bought him in the past.”
“In the last two days he took part in team training again. Hopefully there is no response. Then we can take the next step in team training later this month. We knew from the start that it would be a long way. If Marco manages to get through the team training sessions well, we will soon see him back on the field. We have patience with him. The idea was to be able to have a top player in the final phase of the season.”
-Roger Schmidt; source: ED (via Google translate)
The last time Marco was in Eindhoven, he led PSV to their 24th Dutch league title as their captain, as he chipped in with 14 league goals and provided 4 assists. That was the last time that PSV won a major trophy. They could certainly use that sort of help as they currently sit in 2nd place, three points below league-leaders, Ajax.
All the best, MvG!