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Napoli's Cabral out for season

Published: Friday 21 February 2014, 20.41CET
SSC Napoli look set to be without goalkeeper Rafael Cabral for the remainder of the season after the Brazilian damaged knee ligaments in the draw at Swansea City AFC.
Napoli's Cabral out for season
Rafael Cabral (left) in action against Swansea ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
Published: Friday 21 February 2014, 20.41CET

Napoli's Cabral out for season

SSC Napoli look set to be without goalkeeper Rafael Cabral for the remainder of the season after the Brazilian damaged knee ligaments in the draw at Swansea City AFC.

SSC Napoli goalkeeper Rafael Cabral is likely to miss the remainder of the season after suffering knee ligament damage during the 0-0 UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw at Swansea City AFC on Thursday.

The 23-year-old was replaced by Pepe Reina at half-time after making a series of good saves in the first 45 minutes against the Premier League side, but suffered an injury which scans back in Naples confirmed as a rupture to the anterior cruciate ligaments in the Brazilian's right knee. "The goalkeeper will undergo surgery and will be out of action for a time which will not be short," read a Napoli announcement.

Capped three times by Brazil, Cabral joined Napoli in the summer, turning out eight times in Serie A so far and once in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Third in Italy, the Partenopei will host Swansea in the return on Thursday.

Last updated: 22/02/14 10.07CET

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