No knee ligament tears for Zeki Celik, expected to miss 3-4 weeks

EMPOLI, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 12: Zeki Celik of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between Empoli FC and AS Roma at Stadio Carlo Castellani on September 12, 2022 in Empoli, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
John Solano

RomaPress – Roma were able to breath a small sigh of relief today concerning the health of right Zeki Çelik.

The Turkish international went down with an apparent knee injury less than five minutes into Roma’s defeat to Real Betis last night in the Europa League.

Although scans were still required, the club’s medical staff initially feared the defender tore one of the four major ligaments in his knee and would miss several months.

According to a member of the Çelik’s entourage, the right back underwent knee scans this afternoon which confirmed he didn’t suffer any torn ligaments, only a sprain.

He was diagnosed with a Grade Two sprain of the medial collateral ligament and is expected to be out of action for several weeks.

Roma communicated he’ll miss around two months of action. However, Çelik’s agent Fazil Özdemir says his recovery time will be slightly less.

“No ligament tears so it’s good (for Zeki) not to have a big issue,” he told RomaPress.

“He’ll come back in around 3-4 weeks”.

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