Chievo goalkeeper suffers broken nose, whiplash in Ronaldo collision

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino collided with Cristiano Ronaldo's thigh in the closing stages of Juventus' 3-2 victory.

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino   -  Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo's collision with Stefano Sorrentino on his Juventus debut resulted in the Chievo goalkeeper suffering a broken nose, whiplash and a bruised shoulder.

Sorrentino came out to meet Ronaldo in his six-yard box from a cross in the closing minutes at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi and his head connected with the Juve debutant's thigh.

With the Chievo keeper lying on the floor clearly injured, Mario Mandzukic scored only to see VAR rule out the goal.

Sorrentino left the pitch on a stretcher and Chievo was unable to hang on for a point and lost 3-2 in the opening match of the 2018-19 Serie A season.

The club on Sunday confirmed the extent of the damage Sorrentino suffered when colliding with Ronaldo.

A statement on the club's website read: "Chievo announce that goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino suffered a nasal fracture, bruising to his left shoulder and whiplash.

"The nasal fracture was reduced in the emergency room of the Borgo Trento Hospital, where Sorrentino was taken at the end of the match for examination.

"The Gialloblu goalkeeper was discharged from the Borgo Trento Hospital after the necessary observation period."

Sorrentino uploaded a selfie to his social media accounts showing his neck in a brace and his nose bandaged up, joking that Ronaldo "got a bullseye".


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