SAO PAULO - Former Inter Milan and
AS Roma striker Adriano, who had hoped to make his
Corinthians debut next month, will be out for five months after
suffering an Achilles tendon injury, the club said on Tuesday.
"The player was examined by the club's medical department
who confirmed the need for surgery, which will be carried out on
Wednesday," they said on their website.
Adriano, hoping to reclaim a place in the Brazil team,
resumed training last week after his return to Brazil from Italy
early last month following a disappointing, injury-plagued
season in which he failed to score a goal.
The injury to his left leg during training is yet another
blow for the 29-year-old, who had only just recovered from a
shoulder injury. He signed for Corinthians until June, 2012.
This is his second return home after leaving Inter
prematurely in 2009 to help Flamengo win the Brazilian
championship that year.
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