Chiellini victim of cruciate ligament rupture in training


Giorgio Chiellini injured his knee Friday in training, said his club Juventus Turin by press release. The 35-year-old Italian defender is injured at the level of the inner cruciate ligament of the right knee revealed his club. An operation is planned in the coming days. We will then know an estimate of the duration of his absence.

Chiellini was summoned in the afternoon by Roberto Mancini to face Armenia and Finland in September as part of the qualifications for Euro 2020. He will have to leave his place.

Juventus, who face Naples Saturday on the second day of Serie A, will have to overcome the absence of his captain. Holder on the first day of Serie A against Parma alongside Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci should now have Matthijs De Ligt as new privileged partner. Merih Demiral and Daniele Rugani are the other two solutions available to Maurizio Sarri.

Chiellini scored the first goal of the season in Serie A last Saturday to allow Juventus to beat Parma 0-1.

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