Maggio goes under the knife

Napoli star facing lengthy spell on the sidelines

Maggio: Knee problem

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Napoli winger Christian Maggio has undergone an operation in an effort to resolve a knee injury.

The Italy international sustained the injury during Sunday's encounter with Lazio.

The severity of the problem then became clear after undergoing a scan, with surgery deemed to be the only option.

Maggio's operation is reported to have been a success but he is facing up to a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, Napoli are also waiting to discover how long they are set to be without Walter Gargano.

The Uruguayan midfielder has a broken metatarsal and also looks set to be out of action for some time.

He is set to visit a specialist in Barcelona on Wednesday, when his situation is expected to become clearer.