Giorgio Chiellini “will be back on the pitch between January and March,” assured the Juventus captain’s agent, and ready for Euro 2020.
The 35-year-old defender was ruled out for at least six months by a torn anterior cruciate ligament at the end of August.
“His recovery is progressing positively and the man has this magnetic positivity,” Davide Lippi told TMW Radio.
“It’s incredible. He works so hard every day and when I call him up, he’s the one who reassures me. He is making giant leaps forward.
“I don’t know the precise date of his comeback, but it will certainly be in the New Year. It might be the end of January, February or March, but he will certainly be there for the final part of the season.”
There is extra motivation to recover quickly, as Chiellini doesn’t want to miss out on Euro 2020 following Italy’s qualification.
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