Sep 15, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT
Serie A side Fiorentina have suffered a harsh injury blow as German striker Mario Gomez has been lost thanks to a partial tear in the MCL of his right knee.
The club confirmed he would be sent for more tests, but the 28-year-old will surely miss at least a number of weeks. Recovery time for a torn MCL is often 4-6 weeks, but the final time off will depend on whether he needs microscopic surgery to repair the tear or not.
The German was injured in Sunday’s tie with Cagliari, who drew Fiorentina 1-1 at the Stadio Franchi. He was stretchered off in the 51st minute, clearly dejected, and was replaced by Oleksandr Yakovenko.
Fiorentina co-owner Andrea Della Valle said, “I’m worried about Gomez. It’s not terribly serious, but we’re talking about a few weeks out.”
This will also rule out Gomez from Germany’s round of European qualifiers in October against Ireland and Sweden. Germany are tops of Group C with 22 points, five ahead of Sweden in second and eight clear of Austria in third.
Gomez only recently joined the Viola, moving from Bayern Munich this summer for €13 million ($17.3 million). He’d enjoyed a fast start to his Serie A career, scoring 2 goals in his first 3 matches in the league.
Mar 31, 2015, 5:27 PM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 1:07 PM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT
Messi’s right foot is still giving him some bother.
Mar 31, 2015, 11:16 AM EDT
Klinsmann makes changes to team who lost to Denmark, switches up formation.
Mar 31, 2015, 10:56 AM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 9:40 AM EDT
Top European teams will get extra revenue from Champions League, Europa League from next season.
Mar 31, 2015, 8:45 AM EDT
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Mar 31, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT
Messi tops list of forwards in Europe.
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Mar 30, 2015, 11:07 PM EDT
Maurice Edu and Danny Szetela helped the goal get going, and Bradley was barely more than 20 years old.
Mar 30, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT
Fortunately for Chedjou, Cameroon came back to beat Thailand 3-2.
Mar 30, 2015, 9:24 PM EDT
Lads and ladies, men and women, dudes and dudettes, it’s going to be a bit of an odd week for the MLS Team of the Week here on PST.
Mar 30, 2015, 8:40 PM EDT
The anthem that blared over the loudspeaker happened to belong to Isle of Man, not on-field participants El Salvador.
Mar 30, 2015, 7:46 PM EDT
Reports say he was lost after leaving a fraternity party near the University of Southern California.
Mar 30, 2015, 7:20 PM EDT
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