Juventus defender Demiral returns to full training after seven months

Turkish defender Merih Demiral has returned to full training at Juventus after his heavy knee injury, suffered in January. The Turkish defender has been working to return to full fitness for the past few months and has now been cleared to resume group training with the Bianconeri, the club has confirmed.

Demiral damaged both the anterior cruciate ligament and the meniscus in his left knee and needed surgery. He was operated in the week after he suffered the injury and the normal recovery trajectory is around six to eight months.

Demiral suffered his knee injury in the match against AS Roma on January 12, the same match where  Nicolò Zaniolo tore his ACL. While Zaniolo has already returned for the Romans, making his first appearance since his injury on Saturday in Roma’s 3-0 win over Brescia, Demiral will be focusing on next season.