Claudio Marchisio has sadly ended his season early and amongst that his dream to play in the Euro 2016 has been shut down. Over the weekend in a Serie A fixture against Palermo where Juventus ran out 4-0 winners, Marchisio damaged his anterior cruciate ligament ruling him out for 6 months.
The 30-year-old midfielder who, in Juventus’ come back to the top has been in fantastic form for Allegri. This season Marchisio has made a total of 32 appearances in all competitions for I bianconeri making this loss huge for Allegri.
Juventus announced on their website that, “Claudio Marchisio this morning underwent reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.”
The surgery was “performed by Professor Flavio Quaglia at Turin’s Fornaca di Sessant Clinic,” and to Juventini and football fans around the world it was it was announced as being “100 percent successful.”
The doctors also announced the “midfielder is expected to return to competitive action in approximately six months time,” and in Marchisio’s eyes according to his Instagram post, “tutto ok.”
Italy squad loses key players
Marchisio is not the only player Antonio Conte has lost to an ACL injury, Mattia Perin, Genoa’s goalkeeper also in recent weeks also has had to rule out his Euro dream. However, these two have found sun over the cloudy period in their careers finding solace in a Twitter conversation.
“I know what you are going through, good luck Claudio Marchisio.” Perin continued, and jokingly added, “one exercise and other, lets watch the Euros together?”
Marchisio replied, “it’s a good idea my friend.”
This will only add to Conte’s selection dilemma for the Euro 2016 Italy squad as he loses a key player and also as the run in to the domestic season, Juventus could win the league in the next two weeks losing a leader like Marchisio may distract former champions.