Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Italy

Mattia Destro © Gallo Images

Roma striker Destro to have surgery



AS Roma could be without striker Mattia Destro for as long as two months after the club said the knee injury he picked up in midweek was worse than initially thought.

The 22-year-old suffered strains to his right ankle and left knee during Roma's 2-1 win over Inter Milan in the first leg of the Italian Cup semifinal on Wednesday, but tests by club doctors revealed more significant damage to his knee.

"The player underwent two rounds of tests which identified a tear to the lateral meniscus in his (left) knee. He will therefore require an operation," Roma said on their website (asroma.it) on Friday.

Destro has had a hard first season in the Italian capital after joining from Siena, scoring only four goals in 16 appearances.

Roma, who are eighth in Serie A on 33 points, take on Bologna on Sunday.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Abiye Opuamah
As Lukaku signs for the Red Devils!
Romelu Lukaku finally put pen to paper in a 75-million-pound deal that took him from Everton to...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Wayne Rooney - A Man United great
It was the summer of 2003 and a few weeks after the 2002-03 premier league season ended with...

Dr Errol Sweeney
VAR Is the way to go
If you’re not familiar with the terminology VAR by now let me explain what it means.

Segun Odegbami
Confed Cup – Cameroon and Germany
I have been following the Fifa Confederations Cup matches in Russia with interest since it started....