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Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 13:04
Juventus defender Demiral to have surgery after serious injury
By Xinhua
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 13:04 By Xinhua

Staff medics (L), Juventus' Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci (Top) and Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) tend to Juventus' Turkish defender Merih Demiral after he was injured during the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma vs Juventus on Jan 12, 2020 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (TIZIANA FABI / AFP)

ROME - Merih Demiral will have surgery after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), Juventus confirmed on Monday.

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Demiral scored the opener in Juventus' 2-1 away victory over Roma, but the defender later limped off and was replaced by Matthijs de Ligt.

According to the Bianconeri, Demiral has torn the ACL in his left knee with additional meniscus damage.

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This type of injury usually requires around six months for recovery, which means the Turk will miss the rest of the season and the European Championship in June.

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