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Criscito out for season with knee injury

Published: Saturday 2 March 2013, 20.10CET
FC Zenit St Petersburg will be without Domenico Criscito for the rest of the season after the Italy defender was ruled out for a minimum of six months with cruciate knee ligament damage.
Criscito out for season with knee injury
Domenico Criscito (left) in action against Anderlecht during the UEFA Europa League group stage ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
Published: Saturday 2 March 2013, 20.10CET

Criscito out for season with knee injury

FC Zenit St Petersburg will be without Domenico Criscito for the rest of the season after the Italy defender was ruled out for a minimum of six months with cruciate knee ligament damage.

FC Zenit St Petersburg left-back Domenico Criscito will be out for a minimum of six months due to a knee injury.

The 26-year-old Italian international picked up the damage on Thursday during a friendly game against AC Siena. He left the game on a stretcher and Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti subsequently said: "Domenico tore cruciate knee ligaments and will undergo surgery." The former Genoa CFC defender, who has made 12 Russian Premier League appearances this term, will therefore miss the rest of Zenit's title run-in and UEFA Europa League campaign.

Spalletti's side go to FC Basel 1893 for the first leg of their round of 16 tie on Thursday and return to domestic action at FC Rubin Kazan three days later.

Last updated: 02/03/13 20.47CET

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