Zeljko Petrovic will undergo a medical procedure on Tuesday, which means that he will probably be able to sit on Willem II’s bench during the home game against PSV next weekend. The 55-year-old Montenegrin has an acute hernia and therefore missed the game against FC Utrecht last Saturday. A waiting list, partly due to corona, ensures that he cannot be operated immediately and thus a so-called nerve block takes place on Tuesday.
It is not a structural solution, but the procedure must take away the pain that has plagued him for over a week. “It’s no longer possible,” Petrovic told Tuesday in it Brabants Dagblad. “I don’t sleep a wink and even with morphine the pain is almost unbearable. It drains me completely. We have looked at options abroad, but it would not be sure if I can be at the away match against ADO Den Haag on May 13. And that is an absolute must for me. ”
If everything goes according to plan, Petrovic can lead the training again on Friday and sit on the bench against PSV on Sunday. In the summer, Petrovic hopes to be able to undergo back surgery that offers a more structural solution. “First we have to do everything we can to keep Willem II in the Eredivisie.”
Willem II fights with three rounds to go against relegation from the Eredivisie. The Tilburgers, who qualified for European football last season, are currently in safe fifteenth place and are still playing against PSV, ADO and Fortuna Sittard. The bottom two are relegated directly and the number sixteen can still achieve enforcement in the play-offs.
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