Adriano undergoes successful surgery in Brazil
Doctors say they have successfully fixed the ruptured left
Achilles’ tendon of Brazilian striker Adriano.
The former Inter Milan and Roma forward who recently joined
Corinthians was hurt during a light practice on Tuesday.
Corinthians doctor Joaquim Grava says Wednesday’s operation
lasted 30 minutes and Adriano will be sidelined for at least five
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 title the year before.