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Giuseppe Rossi to visit knee specialist

Giuseppe Rossi will see a knee specialist later this week to confirm the extent of the injury he sustained in a challenge by Leandro Rinaudo during Fiorentina’s 1-0 win over Livorno.

Initial reports said the Italy international forward had suffered a badly sprained knee, before a club statement confirmed he has suffered a sprain in his right knee -- the joint in which he has had two operations on to reconstruct cruciate ligaments -- after undergoing tests on Monday.

The statement read: “For the correct evaluation of the entity and prognosis of the injury, in the next few days Giuseppe Rossi will visit specialist professor Richard Steadman, the same surgeon that carried out the second operation of his cruciate ligament in his right knee.”

Angry Viola coach Vincenzo Montella condemned Rinaudo’s challenge, while director of sport Daniel Prade said: "We're concerned, because Giuseppe is a special lad who lives for football. Of course there is the fear that his right cruciate ligament is affected, but let's wait for tests to confirm the extent of the injury.

"We're disappointed by the unsporting behaviour shown after the foul which forced him to leave."

But Rinaudo hit back at that claim, promising to apologise to Rossi and adding: "It was just a normal tackle -- there's such a fuss being made about it purely because it's a player like Rossi. I didn't apologise to him because I was immediately surrounded by some Fiorentina players, but I'll call him later to do so."

He has been backed by his coach Davide Nicola, who said the challenge "has been made out to be a premeditated attack on Rossi."

"People are saying we should be ashamed, but all I saw was a normal tackle like many others in the game," Nicola added.

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