Juventus confirms Sturaro knee injury

Sturaro lasted the entire 120 minutes in Bordeaux but was the only outfield Italian player not to take a penalty as it suffered a shoot-out loss to the world champion. 

Published : Jul 05, 2016 12:37 IST , Turin

Stefano Sturaro in action for Italy against Germany.
Stefano Sturaro in action for Italy against Germany.
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Stefano Sturaro in action for Italy against Germany.

Juventus has confirmed that midfielder Stefano Sturaro suffered a knee injury during Italy's quarter-final clash with Germany on Saturday. 

Sturaro lasted the entire 120 minutes in Bordeaux but was the only outfield Italian player not to take a penalty as it suffered a shoot-out loss to the world champion. 

The 23-year-old confirmed he had suffered a twisted knee in the first half, but elected to carry on because he "couldn't think about tomorrow".

"Stefano Sturaro suffered a twisted right knee during Saturday evening’s European Championship quarter-final clash between Italy and Germany in France," a Juventus statement read.

"Sturaro's injury, which is in the medial collateral ligament area of his knee, will be monitored as the midfielder proceeds with the appropriate treatment."

It is unclear how long Sturaro will face on the sidelines before linking up with his Juve team-mates in pre-season.

The Serie A club is aiming for a sixth straight Scudetto in 2016-17. 

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