Salvatore Sirigu will have to undergo an operation after suffering an Achilles tendon rupture in a Fiorentina training session.



The 36-year-old Italian veteran started the season with Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli before heading to Florence in the January transfer window on a free transfer.

Sirigu has made two appearances for Fiorentina following his arrival, keeping a clean sheet on one occasion.

As announced by Fiorentina, Sirigu suffered an Achilles tendon rupture during a friendly match between Fiorentina and Serie D side Seravezza Pozzi, forcing him to leave the pitch on a stretcher.

Medical tests confirmed the seriousness of the 36-year-old’s injury, which will force him to undergo surgery in the coming days.

With just three months left on his contract with Fiorentina, Sirigu may have already played his last game for the club, although they do have an option to extend his deal by a year.

The 36-year-old Italian goalkeeper is likely to be sidelined for at least six months and his 2023 may already be over.

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