Juventus midfielder Arthur needs surgery

Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo is expected to undergo surgery tomorrow to resolve an injury that has been dragging on since February and could be out for two months.

According to several sources including the Corriere della Sera Torino this evening, the former Barcelona player did not get good news from the Juve pre-season medical tests.

He was not present at training this morning or afternoon, and it’s seemingly because he will go under the knife.

The post-traumatic injury of the soft tissue between the tibia and fibula in his right leg had first appeared in February and the calcification has not gone as hoped, despite months of conservative treatment.

According to Calciomercato.it, this is not necessarily that bad a development, because Arthur is now able to resolve the problem once and for all, whereas before the injury was still too fresh to intervene surgically.

He turns 25 next month and was signed from Barcelona in September 2020 for circa €72m plus bonuses, as part of an exchange deal with Miralem Pjanic.