Select Edition

Northern Northern
Southern Southern
Global Global
NZ NZ

UPDATE: Body blow for both Exeter and potentially Italy

Italy centre Michele Campagnaro

Michele Campagnaro is a major doubt for the Six Nations after the Italy and Exeter Chiefs centre suffered a serious knee injury.

ADVERTISEMENT

Campagnaro is expected to be out for at least six months due to ruptured cruciate ligaments sustained in the Chiefs’ pre-season friendly against Cardiff Blues last weekend.

The 24-year-old left during the second half of the Premiership champions’ 21-20 defeat at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday and will undergo surgery.

“They are going to operate as soon as possible, once the swelling goes down,” Campagnaro told Gazzetta dello Sport. 

“As for getting back to competition, that could be six months or more, possibly eight or nine.”

The loss of Campagnaro is a blow for the Chiefs, who start the defence of their title against Gloucester on Friday.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Join free

LIVE

{{item.title}}

Trending on RugbyPass

Comments

0 Comments
Be the first to comment...

Join free and tell us what you really think!

Sign up for free
ADVERTISEMENT

Latest Features

Comments on RugbyPass

FEATURE
FEATURE Rory Kockott: 'I've had hundreds of messages - one said he wanted to see my wife bleed' Rory Kockott: 'I've had hundreds of messages - one said he wanted to see my wife bleed'
Search