Ghoulam faces month out after surgery

first_imgNapoli Napoli blow as Ghoulam facing a further month out after knee surgery Tom Webber 21:16 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FaouziGhoulam - cropped Getty Images Napoli Serie A Napoli v Lazio The full-back was close to a return from a torn ACL for the Serie A side, but a fractured right patella will keep him sidelined for a few more weeks Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam will spend another month on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a fractured patella in his right knee.Ghoulam has been out of action for Napoli since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in the same knee during the 4-2 Champions League group stage defeat to Manchester City on November 1.The Algeria international returned to first-team training last month but suffered a setback in his recovery and required an operation. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Ghoulam was operated on at Villa Stuart by Professor [Pierpaolo] Mariana due to a transverse fracture of the right patella,” a Napoli statement announced.”The intervention was perfectly successful. Faouzi will start rehabilitation [on Saturday]. He will be evaluated in 15 days and should return to the training pitch in a month.”Napoli slipped to second in Serie A after Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-0 on Friday, but Maurizio Sarri’s side can return to the summit with victory over Lazio on Saturday.last_img

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