Luciano Becchio has had a tough time since joining Norwich City from Leeds United in 2013, and just as he was starting to get things back on track he has been handed a cruel blow.
Steve Evans, the Rotherham United manager has confirmed that the Argentinian has picked up a broken ankle in a behind closed doors friendly and he will be out of action for potentially the rest of the year. He is due to stay with The Millers until the end of the year and had started brightly with the club with two goals in five appearances.
It would have been an interesting occasion to see Becchio in action against the club where he made his name, but Evans is keen for him to stay at the club and get back on the pitch as soon as possible. Speaking to the club's official website he said "The player picked up this injury in a behind-closed-doors match, at a point when no player was near him and he twisted to make a run in the opposite direction.
"The player was x-rayed straight after the match, which showed no damage, but a further scan on Friday morning diagnosed the hairline fracture.
"Our dialogue with Norwich City in relation to the player will continue to ensure we get the player back playing at the earliest opportunity."
Becchio enjoyed a great spell at Elland Road scoring 87 goals over a five year-period. Luciano broke the news on his Twitter account this afternoon.
I want to say that I've broken my ankle and I'll be out around 3 months but I'll be back more strong...— Luciano Becchio (@becchioluciano) October 13, 2014