Chelsea midfielder suffers devastating injury and is ruled out for rest of season

Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a devastating knee injury via the BBC.

The promising midfielder is considered on the very best to have come through the Blues youth system and has been a loan ranger at the club, although permanent deals were lined up for him in the coming months.

The Dutch international has spent the last three years at Netherlands Eredevisie side PSV Eindhoven, where he has helped them win two of the last three league titles.

Van Ginkel, according to the BBC, has gone under the knife successfully and will now miss the next nine months of action. This comes after he raptured his anterior cruciate ligament during pre-season.

The highly rated midfielder has only made four appearances for Chelsea since joining for £8m five years ago and has seen loan stints with Stoke City and AC Milan.