Friday, September 18, 2020

De Ligt facing three months out after Juventus defender undergoes shoulder surgery

defender is facing three months out after undergoing shoulder surgery.

The Netherlands center-back made 39 appearances in all competitions in his first season for Juve since joining from Ajax for an initial €75million fee last year and has had persistent problems with his right shoulder after suffering a dislocation last year.

De Ligt is not likely to be fully fit to return until November.

Juve confirmed on Wednesday that the 21-year-old had stabilization surgery in Rome and the operation was “a complete success”.

There is not yet an official start date for the 2020-21 Serie A season but the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has previously stated it hopes the campaign can begin on September 1.

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