Lazio creative midfielder Ederson’s season is over, as he needs surgery for detached tendons in his thigh.
The Brazilian collapsed to the ground after a fresh air shot in Sunday’s 3-2 victory away to Udinese.
At first it seemed to be a hamstring strain, but tests at the Paideia clinic today showed the tendons in his right thigh had become detached.
“Unfortunately, the lad suffered the same lesion as in the past, but this time in his right thigh,” Doctor Bianchini told Lazio Style Radio.
“He will need surgery and he asked for the same specialist who operated on him in Lyon. We agreed to have the surgery there.
“It will be a long lay-off, about five or six months. In the initial period of recuperation he’ll have to stay completely immobile with a plaster cast, then he can start on light work in the pool.
“This is major surgery. The way the incident occurred and the pain he felt made us immediately worry this was not something banal.”
The 28-year-old had already been out of action from August 2010 to March 2011 with a similar injury to his left thigh.
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