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Nigel de Jong 'could face football injury compensation claim'

Nigel de Jong 'could face football injury compensation claim'

Manchester City's Dutch international footballer Nigel de Jong could face a football injury claims compensation case against him following an incident earlier this month.

During his club's Premier League victory over Newcastle United at the City of Manchester Stadium on October 3rd, de Jong was involved in a tackle which left Hatem Ben Arfa - who was playing for the away team after joining them on loan from Marseille - with a serious football injury.

The French midfielder was forced to leave the field of play on a stretcher with the aid of oxygen after sustaining a double fracture of his leg, which could result in him missing the remainder of the season.

And Jean-Claude Dassier, chairman of Ben Arfa's parent club, has said that he may consult the French institution's legal team about the possibility of pursuing a claim for damages against de Jong.

"We will file a complaint against de Jong. It's about getting rid of this type of individual from European grounds," he commented.

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Posted by Cheryl Bennett