Ajax cannot have Antony in its home match against Heracles Almelo on Sunday. The winger still has too much muscle injury.
Twenty-year-old Antony dropped out two weeks ago in the game with FC Utrecht (0-3 victory), the last match of Ajax before the international period. He was replaced at half time by David Neres.
The Brazilian was unable to join the Brazilian Olympic selection for exhibition games against Saudi Arabia and Egypt because of his injury – Ajax has only reported that it concerns muscle complaints.
Antony was on the training field in Amsterdam on Friday, but he did his exercises individually and was not yet fit enough to join the group. The meeting with Heracles is still too early for him.
The summer acquisition, which came over from São Paulo for no less than 15 million euros, participated in every Eredivisie game of Ajax this season. He scored four goals and also delivered two assists.
Leader Ajax and number ten Heracles start their duel in the Johan Cruijff ArenA on Sunday at 12.15. Jeroen Manschot is the referee in Amsterdam.
View the program, the results and the position in the Eredivisie