Juventus winger Pjaca out for rest of season with injury

TURIN, Italy (AP) " Juventus winger Marko Pjaca will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.

Pjaca was stretchered off the field in the 64th minute of Croatia's 3-0 loss to Estonia after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The Croatian soccer federation says the 21-year-old Pjaca will undergo surgery and needs "several months" to recover.

Pjaca is expected to be out for six-to-eight months.

Juventus teammate Claudio Marchisio, who missed the end of last season and the European Championship with a similar injury, wrote on Twitter "we're all with you! Be strong ... You will return to your best to show all your talent!"

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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