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 months.
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.