Rugby

Italy's Campagnaro out for at least six months

2017-08-31 14:20
Michele Campagnaro (Getty)

Rome - Italy centre Michele Campagnaro will be out for at least six months after rupturing a cruciate ligament playing for his Premiership club Exeter Chiefs, Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Thursday.

Campagnaro, 24, said he will undergo surgery once the swelling subsides after sustaining the injury to his left knee in a pre-season warm-up game in Cardiff on Saturday. 

"They are going to operate as soon as possible, once the swelling goes down," he said. 

"As for getting back to competition, that could be six months or more, possibly eight or nine," he said.

One of Italy's brightest talents, Campagnaro will miss the country's autumn internationals and could sit out the 2018 Six Nations tournament. 

His absence is more bad news for Italy's coach Conor O'Shea, the former Irish international who already this week lost Benetton Treviso hooker Ornel Gega to a potentially season-ending knee-injury.

Read more on:    italy  |  conor o'shea  |  rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Following the conclusion of the various end of year tours to Europe, who is your favourite for the 2019 Rugby World Cup title?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.