Mario Gomez will travel to Germany to see a specialist and undergo physiotherapy for his knee injury, reports suggest.
La Nazione have claimed that the striker, who damaged ligaments in the draw with Cagliari at the weekend, will go back to his home country to visit specialists in order to recover quicker.
Initial reports insisted that the Fiorentina man would be out for at least two months, however, it is hoped that the former Bayern Munich man could be back in six weeks.
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