Italy and Inter goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano could miss the entire season after suffering the “complete lesion of the anterior cruciate ligament.”
The shot-stopper had only just completed his transfer to the Nerazzurri after a blind auction resolved the co-ownership deal with Bologna.
It was announced this evening that Viviano has suffered a devastating injury during pre-season training.
“Viviano underwent tests with Professor Franco Combi, medical director at F.C. Internazionale.
“The tests showed the complete lesion of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
“Over the next few days the necessary surgery will be planned out.”
This is a serious injury and could keep Viviano out of action for around five months.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £11,000 to be won monthly!