‘We will see’ – Ajax boss unsure if injured De Jong can face Juventus

Frenkie De Jong’s substitution during Ajax’s 6-2 Eredivisie win over Excelsior on Saturday was a precaution, according to head coach Erik ten Hag.

Barcelona-bound midfielder De Jong moved gingerly down the tunnel holding the back of his leg after half an hour at the John Cruyff ArenA.

That prompted fears of an injury that would rule the 21-year-old out of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Juventus.

Although Ten Hag confirmed De Jong had been troubled by hamstring pain, he was unable to offer a verdict on the full extent of the problem.

“There is not a whole lot I can say about Frenkie right now,” he told Fox Sports NL.

“His hamstring was bugging him, that’s why I took him off. I didn’t want to take any risks.”

“We’ll have to see how it develops in the coming hours and days.”