Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne will be sidelined until next year having undergone a successful surgery on his right knee.
The Italy international tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday’s 1-0 win over Fiorentina and is expected to be ruled out for six months.
A Napoli statement read: “Lorenzo Insigne underwent knee surgery in Rome.
“The surgery was carried out by Professor Mariani at Villa Stuart, lasting one hour and 15 minutes, and it was a success.”
The 23-year-old has started in nine of his third-placed Serie A side’s 11 matches so far this season. He recently extended his contract with Napoli June 2019.