Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt will need an operation to correct the shoulder problems which have bothered him since November, reports Football Italia.

The Bianconeri worries about Matthijs de Ligt ‘s fitness, as the shoulder started to create problems with the Dutch defender during the 3-3 draw with Sassuolo.

The Corriere di Torino reports that the condition has bothered the young defender for some time and that he will need an operation.
An intervention could be needed to fix the issue once and for all and then the 21-year-old could be out before next season starts.

The team and the player must make a call, with final games in the Champions League and Juventus still involved.

The problem started when he dislocated his shoulder to Atalanta at the end of last year, and he suffered then.De Ligt has appeared 35 times in all the tournaments in this term, including five in the Champions League, helping the Old Lady reach the final 16 of the contest.

While deciding how De Ligt will act until the season is over, Juventus should be mindful of Olympique Lyonnais, worrying that he will not recover in time for the all-important tie against Ligue 1 side.

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