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Giuseppe Rossi signs with Genoa after recovery from latest injury

Giuseppe Rossi
Giuseppe Rossi is back in Italian football after recovering from a knee ligament injury.

Former Italy international Giuseppe Rossi completed his move to Serie A side Genoa on Monday as he hopes to return from the latest in a series of serious knee injuries.

Rossi tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing for Spanish club Celta Vigo in April and underwent surgery.

The 30-year-old American-born player had previously injured his right knee multiple times.

Rossi watched Genoa's 1-0 Coppa Italia win over Crotone on Thursday night after undergoing medical checks, and the club made the signing official on Monday.

Under new coach Davide Ballardini, Genoa keen to strengthen the attack of a team who have scored just 12 goals in 14 Serie A games this season.

After breaking out with former club Villarreal, Rossi was in line to join the elite scorers in Europe when he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament during a game against Real Madrid in October 2011. He needed three operations before returning in May 2013 after joining Italian club Fiorentina.

He also missed four months of the 2013-14 season with a sprained ligament, ruling him out of Italy's World Cup squad.

Rossi underwent a fourth operation on his troublesome right knee in September 2014 and missed the entire season.

He returned to Spain in January, 2016 with Levante, before joining Celta last season. He has also played for Manchester United, Newcastle and Parma.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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