Inter midfielder Motta has knee surgery

Inter Milan midfielder Thiago Motta has had an arthroscopic
cleaning of his right knee.

Inter says the procedure was completed Monday in Vail, Colorado,
by noted orthopedist Dr. Richard Steadman.

Steadman had already operated on Motta when the Brazilian played
for Barcelona.

Inter did not set a return date for Motta but it is apparent
that he will miss the European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid on
Friday and Inter’s Serie A opener against Bologna three days
later.