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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