The 20-year-old midfielder from Roma got himself a serious pain after making he’s impressive run passing through four Juventus players, Nicolo Zaniolo continued to run his way of momentum then challenged by defender Matthijs de Ligt and suddenly saw his body went down on the grass getting everyone’s attention to have him check. The contact of the two players at the 36th-minute mark didn’t display any signs of dirty work nor show much of a serious physical pain encountered, assuming first was an injury to the ankle yet it gotten worse; as Zaniolo’s face really turned red screaming in pain and his hands covering his whole face full of tears.
Zaniolo undergo into medical assessments and was confirmed to suffer a rupture on his ACL at his right knee, also damaged on his meniscus.
After the match, Roma tweeted with a photo of Zaniolo being brought in a stretcher with a statement, “Following the injury suffered during tonight’s game, Nicolo Zaniolo underwent medical assessments that confirmed the rupture of the ACL in his right knee, along with some damage to the meniscus.
Zaniolo will undergo surgery on Monday.”
This gives huge devastation of setback for the club as they aim to place at the fourth spot from the Serie A standings, and would also impact the team of Italy for the approaching EURO 2020 getting him ruled out for the summer. Roma losing to Juventus hurts, but seeing one of their men getting badly hurt delivers much more pain to endure and see, hoping for Zaniolo’s fast recovery.
Nicolo Zaniolo has played 18 Serie A games with and scored 18 goals this season, also with 2 goals made from the Europa League. See more of the most fun sports games to play and have your daily dose of news only here in 12BET!