The Achilles tendon of Leonardo Spinazzola, a miracle worker on the left side of Italy, ruptured in Friday’s Belgium game.
On Friday Injured in the semifinals of the European Championships in Italy Leonardo Spinazzolan the tournament is over.
Spinazzola seemed to slip as he pursued Belgium Thorgan Hazardinia. His foot betrayed him running from below and he fell on the lawn.
As the game started to slip away for Spinazzola, the manager decided to change the tactical approach.
Spinazzola then went down on the grass and was taken off the field on a stretcher.
Spinazzola seemed to be in tears as he was transported from the field, which already indicated at that point that he was seriously injured.
The accident occurred in the 79th minute of the game. Spinazzola was the replacement Emerson Palmieri.
The match after Sky Italy reported Spinazzola suffering from a rupture of the Achilles tendon. The defender will return to Rome as soon as possible and will be operated on as soon as possible.
According to the magazine, the foot is first supported for two months and then there is two months of rehabilitation. In all, Spinazzola will be off the field for four months.
Italy beat Belgium 2-1. After the match, the coach Roberto Mancini commented on Spinazzola’s injury.
“Spinazzola’s situation seems serious. I had a hard time seeing him in tears. I’m sorry for him, he did a great tournament.”
Last Spinazzola, which has developed wildly over the years, has so far been one of the best players in Italy in the European Championships. He has started in four of the team’s five matches.
The game he missed was a group stage game against Wales after Italy had already secured their place in the playoffs.
Italy has to cope without his left wing defender.
The injury also affects Spinazzola’s club team AS Roman’s games.
Spinazzola, 28, represents AS Roma in Serie A, Italy. He has previously represented Juventus and several other Italian clubs through loan agreements.
He joined the Roman team in the summer of 2019. At that time, Juventus sold Spinazzola for 26.3 million.
Spinazzola’s excerpts at the European Championships have been noticed and have sparked transfer rumors.
The team spirit in the Italian team is close. The team showed their support for the injured and sent greetings where the whole team sings Spinazzola’s name on the plane.
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