Croatia’s team doctor slams Juventus for treatment of Marko Pjaca

Croatia’s team doctor slams Juventus for treatment of Marko Pjaca

Croatia‘s team doctor Igor Boric slammed Juventus for their handling of Marko Pjaca, after the 21-year-old suffered a cracked fibula.

The midfielder turned up for international duty last month with the injury already sustained, meaning it’d been missed by the staff at the Italian club.

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On his return to Turin after the diagnosis, Juventus’ medical staff insisted there was no evidence of the injury being present; something the Croatian disagrees with.

“When the player was visited by us, we knew right away that he had this fractured fibula,” Boric told Football Italia.

“In Turin though they responded in an objectionable way, telling us that we couldn’t come over there and tell them how to work. When Pjaca returned to Turin, there was the clearest proof that our diagnosis was sound. It’s not heresy to say we have better professionals than Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.”

Pjaca has made five appearances in Serie A this season, but hasn’t played since early October when he suffered the injury. He’s yet to score a goal and has created just one chance for his teammates this term.

The winger only signed for the Italian giants this summer in a €23 million move, as reported by ESPN FC.

Pjaca will miss his country’s friendly against Northern Ireland on Tuesday, as he hopes to recover in time for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Marko Pjaca has a shot accuracy of 67% in Serie A this season.