Sunday August 9 2020
De Ligt to be out until November

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is not expected back on the field until November, as he confirmed the need for shoulder surgery.

The Dutch centre-back first dislocated his right shoulder back in late 2019 and it has been repeatedly causing him problems ever since.

The operation was postponed until the season had come to a close, but with Juve’s elimination from the Champions League, he can go under the knife.

According to Tuttosport, this type of surgery will keep him out of action for approximately two-to-three months.

Another reason for the delay was the total lack of alternatives in the Bianconeri squad, as Giorgio Chiellini and Merih Demiral were also dealing with long-term injuries.

Demiral has now fully recovered from a ruptured ACL, while Chiellini is getting closer to a return.

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