Roma youngster Calafiori faces career-threatening injury

04 October at 16:15
On Tuesday, before the AS Roma first team took on, and destroyed, Viktoria Plzen 5-0, the two teams’ respective U19 sides faced off in the UEFA Youth League. Plzen won the match 4-3 in Rome yet the match was marred by the injury of Giallorossi youngster Riccardo Calafiori.
 
Calafiori is a defender for Roma’s youth side and, at just 16, is facing one of the biggest battles of his career. After a bad tackle from a Plzen forward in the clash, Calafiori suffered serious damage to his knee. The doctors at Villa Stuart gave a devastating diagnosis: “Something like that usually happens in motocross, not in football, it's an accident that can happen once every ten years.”
 
Edin Dzeko dedicated his hat-trick against Plzen to the youngster whilst Calafiori’s agent, Mino Raiola, is planning to send the defender to the Netherlands where he will undergo an extensive recovery routine.
 
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