During Juventus’ 4-3 triumph over Roma two weeks ago, Federico Chiesa suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury. According to a few Italian reports, the winger might return in the closing months of the current season. However, the club announced on Sunday that the Azzurri star will be away for about seven months.
“Fernando Chiesa underwent surgery to rebuild the ACL in his left knee this afternoon.”
“The procedure, which was carried out by Professor Christian Fink at the Hochrum clinic in Innsbruck in the presence of Juventus’ Dr Stefanini, was a complete success.
“The recuperation duration is projected to be around seven months.” (Source: Juventus)
Chiesa will most likely be on the bench till the start of the following season. This is a major setback for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who are chasing a top-four finish in Serie A. In the current transfer window, the club has yet to make a serious move for a successor.
The 24-year-old talent would have plenty of time to get fully fit before the 2022 World Cup, which begins in November. The Azzurri, on the other hand, will have to cope with Chiesa’s absence throughout the next playoffs.
In their first match, the European Champions will face North Macedonia. If they win, the Azzurri will compete for a berth in Qatar against the winner of the tie between Portugal and Turkey.