Leonardo Bonucci Italy defender: I heard a crack

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci will undergo tests to determine the extent of the injury he sustained in the 4-1 friendly loss to Germany.

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Leonardo Bonucci revealed he "heard a crack" before being carried off on a stretcher in Italy's 4-1 friendly defeat to Germany.

Bonucci's knee appeared to buckle as he attempted to stop a Mario Gotze flick in the lead-up to Germany's third goal, finished off by Jonas Hector just before the hour mark.

Mesut Ozil completed the rout in Munich with 15 minutes to go via a spot-kick, adding to Gotze and Toni Kroos' first-half efforts, condemning Italy to their first loss against Germany since 1995.

Bonucci said he is unsure of what type of injury he sustained, but the 28-year-old will undergo tests to examine the full extent of the damage. 

"I heard a crack and I was in a bit of pain," the Juventus defender told Rai Sport. 

"I do not know exactly where I got hurt. It could be anything.

"We'll see what the tests say tomorrow [Wednesday] and what happens next."

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