Italian side Roma has been handed a huge injury with Nicolo Zaniolo set to be on the sidelines for another six months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Zaniolo was dealt another blow on Tuesday after tests confirmed a complete tear of the anterior cruciate in his left knee. The 21-year-old was injured on Monday night during Italy's 1-0 victory over the Netherlands after a clash with Donny van de Beek.
"Nicolò Zaniolo will undergo surgery on Wednesday after MRI scans on Tuesday confirmed the player has suffered a complete tear to the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee," a statement from the club read.
"The 21-year-old, who was seen by Professor Mariani at Villa Stuart private hospital in Rome, suffered the injury while playing for Italy against Holland in the UEFA Nations League on Monday evening."
Confirmed @SkySport. Second ACL injury for AS Roma and Italian top talent Nicolò Zaniolo in just 8 months. He’ll be out until next February. Surgery expected for tomorrow. Stay strong Nicolò 🇮🇹 #Roma #Zaniolo— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 8, 2020