9/10/2018 8:19:30 PM

Romania skipper Chiriches undergoes knee surgery

Romania skipper Chiriches undergoes knee surgery

Milan, Italy: Romania captain Vlad Chiriches has undergone successful surgery after suffering torn anterior cruciate knee ligaments playing in the Nations League, his Italian club Napoli said on Monday.

The 28-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur defender was injured playing against Montenegro last week, which ended in a goalless draw.

"The surgery was successful ... the defender will remain a couple of days in the clinic and then immediately start physiotheraphy," the Serie A runners-up said.

Carlo Ancelotti's side are fifth in Serie A after losing one of their three opening games, and begin their Champions League campaign at Red Star Belgrade next Tuesday, before hosting Liverpool on October 3.

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