Wednesday September 4 2019
Pavoletti out for seven months

Cagliari striker Leonardo Pavoletti underwent knee surgery today and is expected to be out of action for seven months.

The Italy international limped off with a left knee problem during the opening game of the Serie A season against Brescia.

Tests showed he had damaged the anterior cruciate ligament as well as the external meniscus.

Pavoletti went under the knife today in Innsbruck and a statement released by Cagliari confirms he is expected to make a full recovery in circa seven months.

Curiously, in the same Hochrum clinic in Innsbruck, Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini also had surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is out for six months.

Pavoletti’s management team posted a picture on Instagram of the pair together, Chiellini on crutches and Pavoletti in his hospital bed with leg raised.

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