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.