Napoli winger Insigne out for several months with torn ACL

Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne tore his ACL during the 1-0 win at Fiorentina.

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Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is undergoing surgery, ruling him out for several months.

Insigne was injured during the first half of Napoli’s 1-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday.

Napoli says medical exams were carried out at a Rome clinic Monday morning and that Insigne would undergo surgery later.

After a difficult start to the season, Insigne was just regaining his form. Last week, he extended his contract with Napoli through 2018-19.

The 23-year-old Insigne was a member of Italy’s World Cup squad this year but hasn’t played for the national team yet under new coach Antonio Conte.

A versatile winger, Insigne scored twice when Napoli beat Fiorentina 3-1 in last season’s Italian Cup final.