AS Roma Defender Rick Karsdorp to Undergo Knee Surgery

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.

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“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.

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