Rossi out for seven months as injury woes continue

Misfortune has struck Giuseppe Rossi again as the on-loan Celta Vigo attacker faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines due to injury.

Giuseppe Rossi will be out of action for up to seven months after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during CeltaVigo's LaLiga defeat at the hands of Eibar.

The 30-year-old attacker featured from the start in Sunday's 2-0 loss at Balaidos but was forced off 10 minutes before half-time.

He underwent a series of tests to determine the extent of the injury and Celta announced on Monday he will be require an operation and be sidelined for at least six months.

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"Medical tests have revealed that Giuseppe Rossi has suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee," a statement on the club's website reads.

"The player will need to undergo surgery and will be out of action for a minimum ofsix months.

"Celta wishRossi a speedy recovery."

Rossi has been plagued by injury throughout his career, with the former Manchester United forward undergoing a number of operations on his right knee over the past few years.

The former Italy international joined Celta on a one-year loan deal from Fiorentina ahead of the 2016-17 campaign and has scored four times in 18 LaLiga outings.

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