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Natali out for up to six months

October 9, 2012
By ESPN staff

Bologna defender Cesare Natali could be ruled out for up to six months after damaging his knee ligaments.

Cesare Natali
GettyImagesCesare Natali had his first spell at Bologna during the 2003-2004 season

Natali, 33, picked up the injury on Sunday in the 1-0 Serie A defeat against his former club Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

A statement issued on Bologna's official website confirmed the former Italy Under-21 international will require surgery to his right knee.

Natali signed a two-year contract with the Rossoblu after joining the club for his second spell from Fiorentina in the summer.