-- The Worst Feared Scenario Comes True for Kolovos --
On Monday, Mechelen announced that Dimitris Kolovos suffered a ruptured ACL on his right knee and will be sidelined for 6-8 months.
The worst feared scenario became a reality for Dimitris Kolovos after the diagnostic medical tests revealed a ruptured ACL in his right knee. The Greek midfielder suffered the injury in Mechelen’ league match against Lokeren on Saturday, where Kolovos found the back of the net six minutes prior to the incident.
The injury will leave Kolovos sidelined for 6-8 months and he will miss the remainder of the season. Kolovos is currently on loan at Mechelen from Olympiacos, but despite the injury the Belgian club are still interested in buying the player from the Greek giants.
The club’s president stated “We are still very interest in Kolovos. Just because he will be out for a few months does not mean we do not still want to buy him.”
Kolovos has had a great year at Mechelen, having played a key role in his club’s success this season. The 23-year old was also on Michael Skibbe’s radar for a call-up to the national for the upcoming qualifier against Belgium, but unfortunately Kolovos will not be available.
Kolovos becomes the second Greek player to suffer an ACL injury after Karelis, who also plays in Belgium (with Genk), ruptured his ACL in January.