Chivu out until April

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Roma's Cristian Chivu requires surgery that will keep him out for the rest of the season.

The Romanian star has been out since the summer with a fractured metatarsal, and has already undergone an operation to correct the problem.

However, the player has now been informed that a second procedure is necessary to put a pin in the bone after it failed to meld.

Chivu is not expected to return before April, and his injury is a fresh blow to beleaguered coach Luigi Delneri.

Delneri has already bemoaned the lack of key players through medical problems, as a miserable season for Giallorossi shows no sign of abating.