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Buffon opts for surgery

14 December 2009 07:37
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is unlikely to play again until February after enduring knee surgery. The Italy international had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Bari. Buffon had been hoping to postpone the operation until the end of the year, but a statement from the club read: "The surgery lasted ten minutes and it was successful." It is anticipated that Buffon will spend at least six weeks on the sidelines.

Source: ESA