Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has apologised to Gonzalo Bergessio after his tackle on the Catania man resulted in a fractured fibula.
The Argentine picked up the break in the 4-0 loss at the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday evening.
“I wanted to publicly apologise to Bergessio for that foul that caused his injury,” the Italian noted on Twitter.
“I certainly made that challenge to win the ball, but he got there first and unfortunately I struck him on the leg.
“I am really sorry and I want to wish him a speedy recovery.”
While the challenge left Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti furious, the centre-forward has defended the stopper.
“These things happen,” responded the South American via the same social media. “He didn’t do it on purpose. All is well.”
Bergessio is set to be sidelined for around two or three months.