In a huge blow to Juventus’ season, after it was confirmed on Monday that Italian winger Federico Chiesa will have to undergo a surgery to repair its damaged ACL.

The 24-year-old Italy international picked up the injury to his knee in Sunday’s thrashing 3-4 Serie A victory over Mourinho’s Roma.

The winger suffered what has been described as “a blunt trauma sprain” to his left knee, which left him requiring crutches to attend the Old Lady’s medical centre on Monday.

“The diagonistic tests performed on Tuesday morning, revealed an injury of the anterior cruciate ligament,” a statement issued by Juventus on Monday read. “It will be necessary for the player to undergo surgery in the next few days.”

Chiesa probably might miss the rest of the season in what is nothing but a huge blow to Max Allegri’s side. Juventus, who face Inter Milan in Supercoppa on Wednesday, are currently 11 points off the league-leaders and three points shy off the top four.

They will continue with their Coppa Italia title defence against Sampdoria next week, while Champions League last 16 tie with Villareal also awaits them in mid-February.

Chiesa has four goals and two assists in 18 appearances for Juventus in all competitions this season. The winger has the most overall take-ons {68} and take-ons in the opponents half {51} of any Juventus player this season.