Feyenoord player Timber ‘out for two to four months’ due to knee injury
Feyenoord will have to miss Quinten Timber in the upcoming title race. The Rotterdam club reports that the 21-year-old midfielder suffered a knee injury during training “in an unfortunate manner” and is expected to be out for “quite some time.”
“He is still in the hospital today for an MRI to determine exactly how long it will take, but he will be out for months. Between two and four months,” coach Arne Slot said at the press conference ahead of Sunday’s game with Fortuna Sittard.
Slot on knee injury Timber: ‘Have to respect time that stands for this injury’
“For him it’s incredibly annoying. It was an unfortunate collision last Wednesday.” In one scenario it is the end of the season, Slot explained, in the other scenario Timber can still be of value in the closing stages of the league.
Due to an injury to his metatarsal, Timber had also been out of action for several weeks from late December. He made his comeback in the Klassieker against Ajax at De Kuip on Jan. 22 (1-1).
With Timber missing again, Feyenoord is again tight in defensive midfielders. Mats Wieffer and Orkun Kökcü are the other two options.
“With one of the three out for a long time, you shouldn’t think about one of the other two having a slight injury,” Slot said. “If you are out for two weeks, you can already miss five games. That would be very annoying. But that is offset by the return of Trauner.”
The central defender was also injured during the winter break and did not play a minute in 2023. Whether Trauner will be on the bench on Sunday remains to be seen. “Trauner was supposed to train this week, but was sick for two days. Tomorrow we will discuss whether he feels free enough and fit enough to be with the selection.”
Leaders Feyenoord will play Fortuna Sittard on Sunday in the 23rd round of the Eredivisie. The away game with sc Heerenveen in quarter-finals of the KNVB Cup awaits on March 1 and Feyenoord plays the topper against Ajax, Timber’s old club, in Amsterdam on March 19.