Leonardo Spinazzola: Italy and Roma defender faces 'few months' out after rupturing Achilles, says Jose Mourinho

Italy defender Leonardo Spinazzola will be out “for a few months” after rupturing his Achilles tendon, says new Roma boss Jose Mourinho.

Spinazzola was one of the standout performers at Euro 2020 before he suffered a ruptured Achilles during Friday’s 2-1 quarter-final win over Belgium.

The Roma full-back pulled up as he ran forward during the second half of Italy’s victory in Munich and was visibly upset as he was stretchered off.

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Mourinho admitted Roma will be without Spinazzola “for a few months” when addressing fans from the club’s pre-season preparations.


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“We all feel sorry about the loss of Spinazzola for a few months but that is football and we have to be ready to start next week,” he said on Instagram.


The 28-year-old underwent tests at the Sant’Andrea Hospital in Rome after Friday’s game, and it was established he had suffered a “subcutaneous rupture of the left Achilles tendon”.

The injury is a major blow for Roberto Mancini’s Italy side who play Spain in the semi-finals of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday.

Mourinho is currently observing Roma’s pre-season training from a distance during his quarantine period before taking up his managerial responsibilities in full on Tuesday.

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