Monday January 13 2020
Sarri: 'Demiral injury serious'

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri admits Merih Demiral “might have a serious injury” after landing awkwardly on his knee.

The defender had scored the opening goal in a 2-1 win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

He was then stretchered off within 20 minutes of the Serie A match, having jumped for a header and landed heavily.

“Demiral has a sprain and we won’t know any more until tomorrow morning,” said Sarri in his press conference.

“However, the sensation we have is that it might be a serious injury.”

With Giorgio Chiellini already out until at least next month with a torn ACL he suffered over the summer, it means Daniele Rugani is definitively taken off the transfer market.

Roma star Nicolò Zaniolo was stretchered off during the same game and has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, along with meniscus damage.

“We want to wish Zaniolo all the best,” added Sarri.

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