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Giorgio Scalvini suffers torn ACL, will miss Euro 24

In a devastating blow to both player and country, Giorgio Scalvini, the 20-year-old Atalanta defender, has ruptured the ACL in his left knee. The injury occurred during the final game of the Serie A season against Fiorentina, as reported by Gianluca Di Marzio. This untimely injury rules Scalvini out of Euro 2024, which is set to begin in just over 10 days, and casts doubt on his return until 2025.

The injury comes at a cruel time for Scalvini, who was expected to play a key role for Italy in the upcoming Euro 2024. His stellar performances in Atalanta’s shirt had marked him as one of the key players for the national team. The news is a significant setback for Italy’s title defending campaign, which will now have to proceed without one of its brightest young talents.

The unfortunate incident took place in the final match of the Serie A season between Atalanta and Fiorentina, played yesterday. The game was part of the 29th Serie A round, initially scheduled for mid-March but postponed due to both clubs’ European engagements. Atalanta recently celebrated their Europa League victory, while Fiorentina fell short in the Europa Conference League final against Olympiacos. Despite the season’s high points, Scalvini’s injury has cast a shadow over the team’s recent success.

The football community has been quick to offer its support to Scalvini. Messages of encouragement have flooded in, wishing him a speedy recovery. Atalanta confirmed that the young defender will likely be sidelined until January, marking a long road to recovery. Scalvini’s absence will undoubtedly be felt by both his club and country. On top of missing Euro 24, the young defender will also have to watch from the stands when his Atalanta face Real Madrid in UEFA’s Super Cup in August.