Poland’s Euro 2024 Hopes Dampened: Milik Sidelined Due to Injury

Arkadiusz Milik is sidelined again, missing his second straight Euro tournament due to a knee malady sustained in a clash with Ukraine.

During a recent face-off at the Stadion Narodowy, Milik, playing for Juventus, was helped off in just the match’s infancy after a damaging knee twist.

The Eagles’ helmsman, Michal Probierz, declared the 30-year-old forward out of the upcoming campaign. The Polish FA disclosed that Milik is slated for arthroscopic surgery to rectify a meniscus tear.

This setback tracks Milik’s prior misfortunes. He had to skip Euro 2021 after an affliction in an ultimate game for Marseille during the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season. He also missed pivotal qualifiers against Estonia and Wales in March.

Last season, Milik netted eight times across 36 outings in all forums for Juventus but now stares down a prolonged recovery period.

Poland has scheduled a bout with Turkey before heading to Germany. Their Euro 2024 journey commences in Hamburg against the Netherlands on June 16. Confrontations with Austria and France loom subsequently.

Final Poland squad: Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus), Lukasz Skorupski (Bologna), Marcin Bulka (Nice), Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Empoli), Jakub Kiwior (Arsenal), Tymoteusz Puchacz (Kaisersluatern), Bartosz Salamon (Lech Poznan), Pawel Dawidowicz (Verona), Sebastian Walukiewicz (Empoli), Kamil Grosicki (Pogon Szczecin), Piotr Zielenski (Napoli), Przemyslaw Frankowski (Lens), Sebastian Szymanski (Fenerbahce), Jakub Moder (Brighton), Damian Szymanski (AEK Athens), Nicola Zalewksi (Roma), Bartosz Slisz (Atlanta United), Michal Skoras (Club Brugge), Jakub Piotrowksi (Ludogorets Razgrad), Taras Romanczuk (Jagiellonia Bialystok), Kacper Urbanski (Bologna), Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona), Karol Swiderksi (Verona), Krzysztof Piatek (Istanbul Basaksehir), Adam Buksa (Antalyaspor).

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