Castrovilli to Miss Several Months with Knee Injury

Gaetano Castrovilli sustained a serious left knee injury in the last game against Venezia. He twisted it on and off the field test results were grim. They revealed that he tore two ligaments, the ACL and MCL, and a lateral meniscus. He will be operated on soon.

After a slow start, the 25-year-old turned things around in 2022 and returned to playing at the same level as his breakout campaign. Corresponding Goal, the Fiorentina midfielder will recover for eight to ten months. Considering the special schedule of the 2022-2023 season due to the Winter World Cup, he will likely be back on the pitch next year.

Vincenzo Italiano addressed Castrovilli and his injury presser before the clash with Juventus in the Coppa Italia: “It’s a hard blow. We’re losing one of our best players. I’ve spoken to him and these things happen to the best of them, so now he’s part of this group. We’re sorry because he was growing and he was in great shape. He will come back calmly and be as good as before because he is an exceptional guy. I wish him the best of luck.”

Castrovilli posted a quote on Instagram: “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it. I would like to thank those who came forward and showed their support, the club and my teammates. This affection gives me energy and urges me to come back as soon as possible. I look forward to dancing on the court again.”

Fiorentina are able to partially recoup the loss as Giacomo Bonaventura was called up for the midweek game after a month on the shelf. Corresponding tuttomercatowebhave their sights set on Mattias Svanberg and Jerdy Schouten from Bologna in the summer.

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