Giuseppe Rossi feels “relieved” after his latest check-up, as the Fiorentina and Italy striker won’t need surgery.
“I am morally relieved after the meeting with Professor Steadman,” wrote Rossi on his official Facebook page.
“Now I will have to work as hard as I can in rehabilitation. I’m always by your side. Forza Viola. GR.”
Rossi was in Colorado today for another check-up with Professor Steadman, as there were fears he had damaged the anterior cruciate ligament as well as a lesion to the collateral medial ligament.
“Hurray, Giuseppe Rossi doesn’t need surgery!” wrote agent Federico Pastorello.
The anterior cruciate ligament – which snapped twice and kept him out for two years – is not severely affected. Fiorentina released a statement confirming he will continue rehabilitation "for two months."
This makes it likely Rossi will be fit in time to play for Italy at the 2014 World Cup.
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