It is now official, Marco Verratti is out of Euro 2016, as the PSG midfielder will have surgery for a sports hernia on May 16.
The Italy talent will have the operation to resolve a long-standing hernia problem, as months of more conservative treatment have failed.
Paris Saint-Germain released a statement confirming Verratti will go under the knife in Doha’s Aspetar centre on May 16.
He will be out of action for approximately eight weeks, ruling him out of Euro 2016.
The player recently extended his contract with PSG until June 2020.
It’s another disastrous blow for Italy Coach Antonio Conte, who already has to do without Claudio Marchisio for the tournament.
The European Championships are hosted by France from June 10 to July 10.
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