Borriello to undergo operation in winter break

Published Dec. 12, 2010 10:38 p.m. ET

AS Roma striker Marco Borriello will have an operation on a facial injury over the Serie A winter break.

Borriello was injured in a clash with Bari defender Michele Rinaldi during Roma's 1-0 win on Sunday, ANSA news agency reports.

He underwent a scan after the match that showed he had fractured the anterior wall of the right maxillary sinus, an area just under the eye.

Borriello will wear a protective mask in Roma's last match before the break, away to AC Milan on Saturday.

So far this season Borriello has scored six league goals.