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Official – Demiral out until next season

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Juventus have confirmed that Merih Demiral has had surgery that rules him out until next season.

Demiral picked up a knee injury after landing heavily during Juventus’ Serie A clash with Roma.

The young Turkish international went up for the ball and came down awkwardly. He fell to the ground and had to be stretchered off.

Originally manager Maurizio Sarri informed the press that medical staff believed it was a sprain. But Sarri himself had concerned it was much worse.

Tonight the club released a statement via juventus.com confirming the worst.

The player has had surgery and the layoff will be a lengthy one.

The statement read:

“Earlier this evening, Merih Demiral underwent reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and suture of the lateral meniscus of the left knee.”

“The surgery, performed at the Hochrum clinic in Innsbruck by Professor Christian Fink, in the presence of Juventus’ Dr. Tzouroudis, was perfectly successful.”

“The time required for optimal recovery is 6-7 months.”

This means the player will not feature for Turkey at Euro 2020, as he will not return until July or August.

In all likelihood, we will not see Merih Demiralon the football field until the 2020/21 season.