Juventus forward Marko Pjaca sustained an anterior cruciate ligament tear last night in Croatia’s friendly against Estonia, and will miss the rest of this season.
The 21-year-old was stretchered off after appearing to get his foot caught in a divot and twisting his knee. The makeshift Croatia side went on to lose 3-0 in the insignificant friendly in Estonia.
The Croatian Football Federation announced that results of the tests, confirming the injury and Juventus fans’ worst fears.
This is the second major injury Pjaca has had this season, both sustained during international duty. He had injured his lower leg (fibula) in October 2016 when Croatia was preparing for World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and Finland.
He ended up missing nearly three months, and has only featured in 14 games all season for Juve. Pjaca was expected back in Vinovo this afternoon to start his rehabilitation.
Bianconeri teammate Claudio Marchisio, who himself has just returned to the side after spending an extended period out with a knee injury, sent him his best wishes, expecting him to return stronger.