It is not yet clear whether Maarten Stekelenburg can take action on Thursday in the first match between Ajax and AS Roma in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The goalkeeper missed the game against sc Heerenveen (1-2) on Sunday due to an injury.

The 38-year-old Stekelenburg dropped out injured in the warm-up in the Abe Lenstra Stadium and was replaced under the crossbar by Kjell Scherpen.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper of the Dutch Juniors may also have to do the honors against AS Roma in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

"It remains to be seen whether Stekelenburg can play," said Ten Hag at his press conference on Wednesday.

"His injury is not a long-term problem, but we need to see if his recovery is fast enough to be able to take action on Thursday evening."

If Stekelenburg can play, he will meet his old club.

The 58-time international made the switch from Ajax to AS Roma in 2011 and was under contract there for two years.

Stekelenburg is - in addition to the longer injured Daley Blind, the not eligible Sébastien Haller and the suspended André Onana - not the only player who is unsure for the match with AS Roma.

Perr Schuurs is struggling with knee problems and skipped training on Wednesday.

The same goes for Sean Klaiber, who has become a father.

The match between Ajax and AS Roma starts on Thursday at 9 p.m. in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and the return will be played a week later in Rome.

The winner of the diptych will compete against Manchester United or Granada in the semi-finals.

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