Monday January 6 2014
Rossi 'back in six weeks'

Giuseppe Rossi’s agent breathes a sigh of relief, claiming the Fiorentina and Italy striker could be back “in six or seven weeks.”

There had been fears his career could be over after he limped off during Sunday’s 1-0 win over Livorno with a right knee injury, the same knee that kept him out for two years.

However, tests have shown no damage to the anterior cruciate ligament, only a second degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament.

“It looks like a sprain with damage to the collateral ligament. We really got away with this one,” wrote Federico Pastorello on Twitter.

“In six or seven weeks he could be back on the pitch.”

Rossi will wait to give a more definitive diagnosis until he has visited specialist Professor Steadman in Colorado.

It had initially been feared the second degree lesion would keep him sidelined for three months, but this new revised estimate is just a month and a half.

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