Serie A: Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik ruled out for at least four months with ligament tear

Napoli's Polish international striker Arkadiusz Milik has been ruled out for at least four months after undergoing knee surgery on Monday, the Serie A leaders confirmed.

AFP September 25, 2017 17:58:51 IST
Serie A: Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik ruled out for at least four months with ligament tear

Naples: Napoli's Polish international striker Arkadiusz Milik has been ruled out for at least four months after undergoing knee surgery on Monday, the Serie A leaders confirmed.

Serie A Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik ruled out for at least four months with ligament tear

Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik walks off the pitch with medical staff after going down injured. Reuters

The 23-year-old tore knee ligaments for the second time in a year during the closing stages of Saturday's 3-2 win at SPAL, where Maurizio Sarri's men extended their 100 percent start in Serie A.

"Professor Mariani completed his surgery on Arek Milik's right knee," read a statement on Napoli's official website.

"It wasn't an isolated injury but a complex one, and the surgery was perfectly successful.

"His knee has been strengthened and the Azzurri striker has a recovery time similar to that of his previous injury."

Milik was sidelined for four months last season after tearing anterior cruciate ligaments.

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