Rossi needs 3rd knee operation, out until 2013
Villarreal says American-born forward Giuseppe Rossi needs a
third operation on his right knee and will be sidelined until
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, Colo. Steadman
determined Rossi will need four months to recover, then will
require a second operation with a six-month recovery.
Rossi is from New Jersey. Born to Italian parents, he plays for
Italy’s national team.