Claudio Marchisio sent a message to the fans after his anterior cruciate ligament injury. “These are the risks of the job.”
The Juventus midfielder is ruled out for the rest of the season and Euro 2016, as he will require surgery over the next few days.
It’s not yet clear how long he’ll be sidelined for, but it’ll be at least four months, depending on the severity of the tear.
“I just got back home,” wrote Marchisio on Twitter and Instagram.
“The news from the test results inevitably hurt me, but these are the risks of the job.
“I have a great deal of strength and desire to get back as soon as possible.”
He was stretchered off during a 4-0 victory over Palermo, which sent Juventus nine points clear at the top of the table.
“Within me there is also the great joy for this victory… We’re ever closer to the big objective! Well done lads. Till the end, we won’t give up EVER.”