“During the game last night, Merih Demiral sustained a sprain to his left knee. The diagnostic tests carried out at J | Medical this morning revealed injury to the anterior cruciate ligament along with associated injury to the meniscus,” Juventus stated. They added that Demiral will undergo knee surgery in the upcoming days.
Medical update on @Merihdemiral
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 13, 2020
To make matter worse, Italian rising star Nicolo Zaniolo was also stretchered off during the same game and has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, along with meniscus damage. Now Zaniolohas undergone successful surgery on a cruciate ligament injury which could rule the Italy international out of Euro 2020, his club Roma announced on Monday.
“Zaniolo underwent reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, along with repairs to the external meniscus,” Roma said in a statement. The surgery was successful and Zaniolo will begin his recovery on Tuesday”. The Rome side have already found Zaniolo’s replacement in Inter Milan’s Matteo Politano.
“Thank you all for the support and affection you have shown me during the past few hours. I can’t wait to get back out there. Forza Roma!”
– Nicolò Zaniolo ?❤ pic.twitter.com/fXECLWp2Lm
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) January 13, 2020