Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi is facing up to six months out after undergoing knee surgery on Friday to correct a second ligament tear, which could mean the end of the season for the full-back.
The Italy international had not played since October after rupturing a cruciate ligament in his left knee during a game against Sassuolo. He was expected to return to action next month, but the same ligament has snapped this week during training.
“Alessandro Florenzi was today subjected to arthroscopic surgery, which confirmed the traumatic rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee,” read a statement on Roma’s official website.
The club did not specify how long Florenzi would be sidelined, but such injuries can take at least four to six months to heal.