KV Mechelen said goodbye to coach Steven Defour after a 1 in 18 and an elimination in the Belgian Cup. But there is more bad news to report.
KV Mechelen is barely fourteenth with eleven points from twelve games and therefore urgently needs to get points to get away from the bottom. Yet the team had to suffer a new, serious setback.
KV Mechelen will have to do without star player Nikola Storm in the coming months. He has suffered a serious knee injury and could possibly be out of action for a long time, although T1 interim Fred Vanderbiest wants to wait for an investigation.
Cruciate ligaments hit
“The cruciate ligaments have been hit. There is one more check to determine whether surgical intervention is necessary or whether he can recuperate in a shorter period. We lose two players with Storm and Belghali on synthetic fields. The right questions may need to be asked or football must be played on grass or on a synthetic field.”
Schoofs, Malede and Walsh are also unsure for this weekend’s match, Bates has dropped out of training again. On Sunday afternoon, Mechelen visits Standard.