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Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini ruled out for 6 months after successful knee surgery

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Published : Sep 4, 2019, 5:00 pm IST
Updated : Sep 4, 2019, 5:00 pm IST

The 35-year-old defender sustained the knee injury during a training session last Friday.

The surgery was to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee, the club said in a statement. (Photo: Twitter/Giorgio Chiellini)
 The surgery was to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee, the club said in a statement. (Photo: Twitter/Giorgio Chiellini)

Turin: Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has undergone successful surgery for a right knee injury and the expected recovery time is around 6 months, the club said on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old defender sustained the knee injury during a training session last Friday.

 

The surgery was to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee, the club said in a statement.

"The intervention, performed at the Hochrum clinic in Innsbruck by professor Christian Fink in the presence of the Juventus club doctor, Tzouroudis, was perfectly successful," it added.

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Location: Italy, Piemonte, Torino