The Italy side of Rome Leonardo Spinazzola was intervened this Monday in Turku (Finland) by professor Lasse Lempainen for the broken Achilles tendon in his left leg that he suffered in the quarterfinals of the European Championship in the second half against Belgium last Friday . Spinazzola will remain inactive for 6 months. The Italian team faces Spain at Wembley on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the European Championship.

The intervention was carried out successfully. To Spinazzola, who will play at Roma under José Mourinho, Professor Lempainen. With the supervision of Dr. Sakari Orava and in the presence of Dr. Massimo Manara (responsible for the medical services of Rome), he reconstructed the Achilles tendon.

The player himself announced on Monday that the operation had been carried out with a photo in which he appears smiling in the hospital bed. Along with these words on Instagram: “Operation performed perfectly. I thank you all for being so close to me, so many. Countdown started. See you soon”.

Roma later issued a statement also explaining the intervention and that in the coming weeks the evolution will be assessed to have more information on the period of withdrawal, which will not be less than 6 months.

The absence of Spinazzolo is a great blow for Roberto Mancini, Italy coach, since it has been key in the great performance that the ‘azzurri’ are starring in this Eurocup, in whose semifinals they will face Spain this Tuesday.