Chelsea midfielder makes return from serious knee injury, and could feature for Stamford Bridge side before end of season.
Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel has had a tricky first year at Stamford Bridge.
The Netherlands international midfielder moved from Vitesse Arnhem last summer, but sustained a rupture of his anterior cruciate ligament in September, and saw his progress halted somewhat – though was unsurprisingly appreciative of the Blues’ state of the art rehab facilities.
Van Ginkel, who is 21 years of age, made his return to the Chelsea Under-21 side in a fixture against Blackburn Rovers at Cobham, which the home team won 1-0.
The Dutchman was taken off after an hour, having played his part in the only goal of the game, scored by young Scottish forward Islam Feruz.
Jose Mourinho will now be hopeful of being able to call upon him before the end of the season – with big games to come in both Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League.