Friday 24 November 2017

Buffon's disc blow

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been diagnosed with a herniated disc, putting his World Cup at risk and definitely ruling him out of Sunday's game with New Zealand.

Team physician Enrico Castellacci said that the recovery period would "not be brief," adding that it was impossible to set a specific return date.

"Don't ask me for a prognosis of when he'll be back," Castellacci said.

Irish Independent

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