While an official announcement is pending, Marko Pjaca’s season sounds like it’s over, following a cruciate ligament injury picked up in Croatia’s friendly against Estonia.
The 21-year-old winger was taken off last night, his face covered, in obvious pain, raising concerns that the injury was serious.
The Croatian FA have since confirmed via their official Twitter account that the player has suffered a serious knee injury.
“An MRI has revealed an ACL tear in Pjaca’s knee after an injury sustained vs Estonia,”
“Good luck with recovery!”
The typical recovery time for such an injury could be anything up to and including 6 months. It’s a horrible turn of events for the young player who only recently returned from a previous leg injury that kept him out of action for some months.
— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) March 29, 2017
Juventus have since confirmed that Pjaca’s surgery was a success, although the player will be out of action for at least 6 months. A statement on the clubs official site read:
“The operation, conducted by Professor Mariani and in the presence of Juventus club doctor Claudio Rigo, was successful and the player will begin his rehabilitation programme with immediate effect.
“Pjaca is expected to return to regular training again in approximately six months’ time.”