Sad news for Italian fans this afternoon, after news confirmed that Giuseppe Rossi has picked up another serious knee injury.
The Villarreal striker, who had recently been recovering from torn anterior cruciate knee ligaments in his right knee, and has again injured the same knee in training earlier today and currently face another six months out of the game. He will also miss the Euro 2012 championships in Ukraine and Poland, a major blow for the Azzurri, for which he had started to become a regular.
Villarreal face another period without their talismanic striker, who since his arrival from Manchester United in 2007 has hit a total of 82 goals in 192 games for the Yellow Submarine.
This Villarreal side has had serious problems this season, and find themselves in the midst of a relegation battle in La Liga. With a difficult and somewhat distracting Champions League campaign, a small squad, with a visible lack of depth, Villarreal have had their poorest season for some time, making their way through three managers in the process.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, according to everyone's favourite spot for diagnoses and prognoses, Wikipedia, the ACL is "one of the four major ligaments of the human knee." The picture below, highlights the ins and outs for all those interested.