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Croatia international Ivan Perisic to undergo surgery

Ivan Perisic (Photo: HNS)

4 February 2020 – Some bad news for Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic with the first Euro 2020 warm-up matches set to take place next month. 

Croatian international Ivan Perisic has suffered an ankle injury whilst training with his club Bayern Munich this week that will require him to undergo surgery.

Perisic suffered a fracture of the outer ankle at Bayern’s training, and coach Hansi Flick said Perisic would have to undergo surgery for which he would need to rest for about four weeks, after which he would be able to start training again. 

“This is not a good time for us because Ivan was in very good shape and his dynamism and experience contributed a lot for us,” Flick said.

Perisic has already spoken with Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic, and the Croatian National Team’s medical service is in contact with Bayern doctors, the Croatian Football Federation said on Tuesday. 

The 31-year-old winger has scored 4 goals in 15 appearances for Bayern Munich since joining the club last year.

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