Juventus forward Federico Chiesa is ruled out until September after tearing his ACL in his side’s dramatic 4-3 comeback victory against Jose Mourinho’s Roma in Serie A on Sunday
- Federico Chiesa went off in the 32nd minute of his side’s win over Roma
- The striker arrived at the club’s training ground using crutches on Monday
- His diagnosis will likely keep him on the sidelines until around September
Juventus forward Federico Chiesa will require surgery on a torn knee ligament injury picked up in his side’s win over Roma.
Chiesa, one of Juve’s standout performers this season, limped off in the 32nd minute at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, a thrilling match his side went on to win 4-3, before arriving on crutches at the club’s training ground for further tests the following morning.
‘Exams underwent at the J Medical confirmed an anterior cruciate ligament tear,’ a Juventus statement read. ‘It will be necessary to intervene with surgery in the coming days.’
Federico Chiesa got injured in the 32nd minute of his side’s win over Roma on Sunday
The striker was immediately in discomfort and it has now emerged he has torn his ACL
The results dealt Juve a major blow as they look to turn their season around, and will deprive Italy of a frontline forward for their World Cup play-off in March.
It is believed his injury will keep him out until September.
Juventus sit fifth in the Serie A standings, 11 points behind leaders Inter Milan, having played one game more.
After Sunday’s win, they are just three points off fourth-place Atalanta but have also played one match more than their rivals.
He will require surgery and is likely to be sidelined with the injury until around September
Roma held a 3-1 lead over Juve in the second half of their Serie A clash before Manuel Locatelli, Dejan Kulusevski and Mattia De Sciglio scored three times in just seven minutes to turn the game on its head.
Matthijs De Ligt was even sent off in the 81st minute but 10-man Juve held on to seal a dramatic away victory after Tammy Abraham, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lorenzo Pellegrini scored for Roma.
Wojciech Szczesny also saved a late penalty from Pellegrini in a match where Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his Roma debut after joining from Arsenal last week.