De Jong ready to take risk with injury ahead of Euro 2024


Frenkie de Jong says he is ready to take risks over his current ankle injury in order to link up with the Netherlands squad for Euro 2024.

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has faced a battle to be fit for Euro 2024 ever since he was injured against Real Madrid in April. The 27-year-old was stretchered off the pitch afer suffering a third ankle injury of the season and he has admitted he is still not match-fit, less than two weeks away from the start of Euro 2024

De Jong told De Telegraaf: "I am prepared to take certain risks for a European Championship with the Dutch team, but the most important thing for me is that it does not become a chronic ankle injury. That is not the case yet and that is why I have not had surgery on the ankle. Yes, it is my third ankle injury this season, also on the same ankle, but there is no instability. Only the second time I may have returned too early and the injury was still in my head."