Serie A top scorer Giuseppe Rossi can breath a sigh of relief after tests revealed he won't require knee surgery.
The ex-Manchester United marksman made a fantastic start to the season and still leads the scoring chart with 14 goals despite having been injured since Fiorentina's 1-0 win over Tuscan rivals Livorno on January 5.
Rossi still faces a significant period on the sidelines and will need to recover well to play an active part in Italy's World Cup campaign, but he doesn't require surgery which would've signalled a longer, more difficult period out of the game.
The striker has previously snapped his anterior cruciate ligament on two occasions, but that hasn't happened this time.
"The athlete will follow a course of rehabilitation for another two months and will have tests before moving on to training ground rehabilitation."
Rossi was clearly delighted by the news and responded on his official Facebook page.
"I am morally relieved after the meeting with Professor Steadman," he wrote.
"Now I will have to work as hard as I can in rehabilitation. I’m always by your side. Forza Viola. GR.”
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