Milan (AFP) – Juventus defender Merih Demiral will bear surgical procedure this weekend after struggling an harm to his anterior cruciate ligament.

Demiral scored within the third minute of the 2-1 win in opposition to Roma on Sunday at Stadio Olimpico and hobbled away 1 / 4 of an hour later. The 21-year-old fell again on his left leg after a header leap.

"Demiral has contracted a left knee sprain," Juventus mentioned in a press release.

"Surgical procedure shall be wanted within the coming days."

The restoration time for such an harm is between 4 and 6 months.

Turkey will play the opening recreation of Euro 2020 in opposition to Italy at Stadio Olimpico on June 12.

Romania's Italian worldwide Nicolo Zaniolo additionally suffered a cruciate ligament harm on Sunday as his season was additionally in danger.

The 20-year-old was torn off the pitch within the 36th minute and shall be operated on in Rome on Monday.

"Come on, Nicolo! I'm ready for you extra resolutely than ever," mentioned Italy coach Roberto Mancini in a Twitter publish on Monday.

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