Huge blow for Villarreal who will be without striker Giuseppe Rossi for six months after tearing a cruciate knee ligament in his right knee. The 24-year-old Italian international got hurt in last nights’s match against Real Madrid, and subsequent tests have shown the full extent of the injury.
It’s a massive blow to Villarreal who have had a terrible start to the season. In La Liga they have only won once in nine matches, and their form in Europe is not any better, as they have lost all three of their Champions League matches. The concern now for Villarreal fans is whether the team is good enough to move out of the relegation zone without their best player?
Someone else who will be watching Rossi’s recovery for his injury closely is Italy coach Cesare Prandelli with the Eero 2012 finals next summer looming on the horizon.