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Alessandro Florenzi Tore Left Knee ACL

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Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi tore his left knee ACL

Roma, Italy – Alessandro Florenzi is set to undergo surgery on Thursday after tearing cruciate knee ligaments in Roma’s 3-1 win over Sassuolo on Wednesday night, the club announced.

Alessandro Florenzi underwent diagnostic tests during the night which revealed he has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.”

The 25-year-old midfielder, who can also play at right-back, has been a key player for the Giallorossi as they have secured top-three finishes in each of the past three seasons.

The Italy international is set to miss up to six months, effectively ruling him out until the final few weeks of the season and Italy’s qualification matches for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Florenzi posted lyrics from the song ‘Il giorno di dolore che uno ha’ by singer-songwriter Ligabue on his Instagram profile before sending a message to the supporters and his family.

“Thank you all for the support,” Florenzi wrote.

“You are all special and with the help of my wife, my daughter, my family and my friends these days will pass as quickly as a quick burst down the wing.”