Milan (AFP) – The aspiring star Nicolo Zaniolo has efficiently undergone a cruciate ligament damage that would exclude the Italian worldwide from Euro 2020, his membership Roma mentioned on Monday.

"Zaniolo underwent a reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee and a restore of the outer meniscus," mentioned a Roma assertion.

It added, "The operation was profitable and Zaniolo will start his restoration on Tuesday."

The 20-year-old midfielder was injured in a 1-2 win in opposition to Serie A champion Juventus at Stadio Olimpico.

It takes 4 to 6 months to heal such an damage, and Zaniolo may miss Euro 2020.

"Thanks all for the assist and affection you’ve proven me over the previous few hours," he wrote on Instagram subsequent to a photograph of him in his hospital mattress.

"I can't wait to get out of there. Forza Roma!"

Italy will play the opening Euro 2020 sport in opposition to Turkey on the Stadio Olimpico on June 12, earlier than they face Switzerland and Wales within the group stage.

Zaniolo scored two targets for the Azzurri in his 5 appearances and will play a key position in Roberto Mancini's staff.

He has scored six targets for Roma this season in 23 aggressive matches.

"Come on, Nicolo! I'm ready for you extra decided than ever," wrote Italy coach Mancini on Twitter on Monday.

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