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Milik was subbed off at half-time.

Arkadiusz Milik suffers cruciate ligament injury

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Napoli, who sit second in Serie A, have been dealt a major injury blow this weekend.

Striker Arkadiusz Milik could be facing several months on the sidelines after picking up a cruciate ligament injury whilst on international duty with Poland on Saturday.

The 22-year-old was forced to withdraw from the match at half-time and underwent a series of tests following his nation’s 3-2 win over Denmark.

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Subsequent to the examinations, Milik was sent back home to Naples for further treatment after the Polish football federation revealed on Sunday, via social media, that the striker will probably need surgery:

“Arek Milik has undergone tests on his injured knee, which have shown damage to the anterior cruciate ligament,” Jakub Kwiatkowski, the federation spokesman, announced on Twitter.

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"Arek will return to Napoli on Sunday. He is likely to have to undergo surgery and could be out for several months."

Napoli then released a statement regarding the next steps of the situation:

“Arkadiusz Milik is expected during the day in Italy where he will be subjected to visits and diagnostic tests to ascertain the extent of the injury."

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Teammates and fans have taken to Twitter to show their support for the 22-year-old:

Great start 

Milik, who arrived at Naples from Ajax for around £28million in the summer, has hit the ground running so far this season.

In nine appearances, the striker already has seven goals to his name and is currently the joint top scorer in the Champions League after finding the net three times during the opening two rounds.

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