Roma defender Emerson suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury

Roma defender Emerson suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury

Roma have announced Emerson Palmieri will
require surgery after sustaining an anterior cruciate
ligament injury on the last day of the Serie A
season.
Defender Palmieri went down in the first half of
Roma's 3-2 win over Genoa in Francesco Totti's
farewell appearance for the club and left the field
on a stretcher.
The Brazil-born 22-year-old had been named in a
young Italy squad by Gianpiero Ventura for an
upcoming friendly against San Marino, recieving
his first international call.
"Emerson Palmieri was subjected to instrumental
tests that have highlighted the rupture of the
anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee," a Roma
statement read.
"Tomorrow [Tuesday], Emerson will undergo
arthroscopic surgery for ligament reconstruction."

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