Rossi needs 3rd knee operation, out until 2013
Villarreal says Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi needs a third
operation on his right knee and will be sidelined until 2013.
Rossi tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a game against
Real Madrid on Oct. 26, had surgery and tore his ACL again during
training on Jan. 13.
Villarreal said Monday that Rossi underwent surgery last Friday,
with Dr. Richard Steadman operating in Vail, Colorado. Steadman
determined the American-born player will need four months to
recover, then requires a second operation with a six-month
Born to Italian parents, Rossi plays for Italy’s national team
and is now out contention for the European Championship, which runs
from June 8 to July 1 in Poland and Ukraine.