24th January, 2022
Juventus have confirmed that Federico Chiesa has undergone successful surgery as he begins his long road to recovery from a knee injury.
Chiesa tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the first half of the hectic 4-3 victory over Roma earlier this month.
The injury ended his season with a return of four goals and four assists in 18 appearances across Serie A and the Champions League.
Surgery was soon decided to be the only option, and Juventus have now confirmed that Chiesa has left the operating table after a successful procedure.
“This afternoon, Federico Chiesa underwent surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee,” the club announced on its social media accounts on Sunday
“The operation, performed at the Hochrum clinic in Innsbruck by Professor Christian Fink and in the presence of Juventus’ Dr. Stefanini, proved to be a perfect success,” the statement read.
The expectation is that he will need another seven months to recover and get back to full strength, after which he will require time in training to build up his match fitness.
With his season already over, Chiesa’s focus is on making it back in time for the 2022 World Cup which, fortunately for the winger, will be held in November and December rather than the summer.