Vito Doria Date: 3rd July 2021 at 12:30am
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injured his Achilles tendon in Italy’s 2-1 victory against Belgium in their quarter-final at Euro 2020 and the left-back could be out for as long as 12 months.

The 28-year-old picked up the injury in the second half against the Belgians and he had to be carried off on a stretcher before being replaced by Chelsea defender after 79 minutes.

Sky Sport Italia reports that the medical staff have confirmed that Spinazzola had suffered an Achilles tendon injury in his left leg, and an injury such as this could result in 12 months out of action. Further tests will be conducted by the medical staff before an official diagnosis is made.

This is a major blow for coach and the Azzurri squad as the Roma defender had been one of the stars of the tournament up to this point and he earned the Star of the Match awards for his performances in the victories against and Austria.

will likely start in place of Spinazzola for in their semi-final against on Tuesday evening.