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William Bianda Suffers Knee Injury with Primavera

Surgery set for Wednesday

AS Roma v Avellino - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Injuries are part of the game at every level and are something that has plagued Roma all season long. This isn’t something exclusive to the senior squad either. Monday, the club was dealt more worrisome news on the injury front, this time at the Primavera level. It was revealed that central defender William Bianda was injured this weekend.

As you probably recall, Monchi brought in the 18-year-old Frenchman from Ligue 1 side Lens during the summer for €6 million plus another €5 million in bonuses. Although he was expected to join the senior squad for the 2018/19 campaign, Bianda was sent to Alberto De Rossi’s Primavera side after the summer ritiro. So far this season Bianda has made 15 appearances for De Rossi’s squad in all competitions, playing center and left back.

Bianda injured his right knee in the first half during the Primavera side’s 4-0 victory over Milan and was subbed off in the 31st minute. It was revealed on Monday that Bianda will need to undergo arthroscopic surgery. The surgical procedure will be carried out on Wednesday at Villa Stuart, which will reveal the full extent of the injury. Roma will hope that Bianda’s development won’t be delayed due to ligament damage, which has this point is being ruled out.