User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Rossi could return from injury in 6 weeks

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi could return to the field in six weeks, much sooner than first thought after he injured his right knee again last weekend.

Advertisement
Rossi, who is from New Jersey, has a medial collateral ligament injury, the team said Monday. He limped off in tears during Sunday's 1-0 win over Livorno following a hard tackle from Leandro Rinaudo.

''It seems to be a sprain with damage to the collateral. We got lucky. He could return to the pitch in 6/7 weeks,'' one of his agents, Federico Pastorello, wrote in Italian on Twitter.

Rossi tore his right anterior cruciate ligament during a game for Villarreal against Real Madrid in October 2011 and needed three operations before returning last May with Fiorentina.

Fiorentina said Rossi will be examined by Colorado-based Dr. Richard Steadman, who operated on Rossi in April and October 2012, ''in order to correctly evaluate the extent of the injury and the prognosis.''

The club initially feared Rossi would be out for another six months, although that was later reduced to three with the news that it wasn't another ACL injury.

''We are more optimistic,'' Rossi's other agent, Andrea Pastorello, said as the pair left the hospital to applause from fans.

The 26-year-old Rossi is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 14 goals in 17 matches and has returned to the Italy team. He is expected to be a key part of Cesare Prandelli's World Cup roster.

''Because of what's happened, Giuseppe has a great strength of character,'' Prandelli said. ''He knows how much we value him. I'll say now: stay strong Giuseppe, we're waiting for you.''

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Chape plays first game since fatal crash
Liverpool beats Plymouth in FA Cup
Depay heading for Lyon from United
Aubameyang scores again, Gabon held
Fox hires British broadcast Kate Abdo
Basten proposes changes to soccer
Murillo spectacular goal in Inter win
Juventus faces criticism with new logo
FA fines Man City defender Sagna
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership