Juventus German international midfielder Sami Khedira will miss next Saturday’s Derby d’Italia clash with Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milano’s San Siro district, with kick-off scheduled for 20.30 CET, due to undergoing knee surgery.

The former Real Madrid midfielder took to his official Twitter account to relay the news that the season is over, stating that “After four months of continuous pain in my knee, some days worse than others, I have decided to undergo surgery, letting it fix and heal fully. The surgery is planned to take place in the next two weeks.”

“My complete focus is to be back at 100 percent for the start of the next campaign. I am already looking forward to fighting in order to achieve our goals next season again.”