Wednesday January 8 2014
Rossi grateful for 'support'

Giuseppe Rossi has thanked fans and colleagues for their support as he flies to Colorado for knee tests. “We’ll see each other soon!”

The Fiorentina striker feared his career could be at risk when he injured his right knee on Monday, but the initial diagnosis suggests only a second degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament, not the anterior cruciate ligament that kept him out of action for two years.

“Before going to Colorado, where I will see the Professor who operated on my knee in the past, I want to thank everyone for their messages of respect and affection,” wrote Rossi on his official website.

“These have been difficult and painful hours, but the messages and the support of everyone moved me and filled me with pride.

“I thank all of Florence, the club and my teammates... I thank all the Italian fans and all the colleagues from other teams who had kind words for me.

“Thank you all from the heart. We’ll see each other soon!”

It is believed Rossi will be out of action for six or seven weeks with this latest injury.

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