Maggio blow for Viola
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fiorentina's Cristian Maggio has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.Fiorentina's bid to beat the drop from Serie A has been handed a blow with the news that Cristian Maggio has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
With the Viola struggling to maintain their top flight status, news of Maggio's injury will come as a bitter pill to swallow.
The influential stopper pulled out of training on Wednesday after suffering a knee injury in the session, which at the time was not considered to be serious.
However, tests on Thursday have revealed that contrary to the initial diagnosis, Maggio has suffered a ligament lesion injury which will now require surgery.
Such is the extent of the injury that it is expected Maggio will be ruled out for between five and six months.