HomeSerie AAS Roma defender Karsdorp to undergo knee surgery

AS Roma defender Karsdorp to undergo knee surgery

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Serie A – AC Milan v AS Roma – San Siro, Milan, Italy – January 6, 2022 AS Roma’s Rick Karsdorp reacts after being sent off REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

(Reuters) – AS Roma defender Rick Karsdorp will have to undergo surgery after sustaining a torn meniscus, the Serie A club said on Saturday, with Italian media reporting the Dutchman could be out of action for 30-45 days.

The 27-year-old, who has made four appearances in Serie A and one in the Europa League this season, picked up the injury during Thursday’s 3-0 home win over HJK Helsinki in the group stage of the second-tier European club tournament.

“Medical examinations have confirmed that defender Rick Karsdorp has suffered a tear to the meniscus of his left knee,” Roma said in a statement.

Roma are 5th in the table on 13 points and host 2nd-placed Atalanta on Sunday.

(Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdansk; Editing by Hugh Lawson)