Adriano to miss 5 months because of ankle injury

Brazilian striker Adriano has ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon

and will need surgery that will sideline him for five months.

The former Inter Milan and Roma striker was hurt during a light

practice session on Tuesday, and doctors scheduled surgery for


Adriano signed for Corinthians in March and had been recovering

from a shoulder injury. He was expected to make his debut with the

Sao Paulo club in May at the start of the Brazilian league.

The 29-year-old striker played in the 2006 World Cup but missed

last year’s tournament in South Africa despite leading Flamengo to

the national league title the year before.