Juventus’ Turkish player Merih Demiral began individual field workouts Wednesday after suffering a knee injury earlier this season, according to the Italian football powerhouse.

“The Bianconeri’s activity continues at Continassa; today Merih Demiral took to the field for the first time,” Juventus said, referencing its training center. “Merih, who continues his rehabilitation at J | Medical, has now also started to work on the field, as he gradually continues his recovery.”

Demiral, 22, sustained a left knee injury during a Serie A match against Roma in January, forcing the Turkish international to leave the contest in the first half and have surgery in Austria for “reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and suture of the lateral meniscus.”

Demiral joined Juventus last summer with a contract that lasts until 2024.

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