Falcone blow for Samp
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sampdoria fear experienced defender Giulio Falcone will miss the rest of the season.Sampdoria fear experienced defender Giulio Falcone will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.
Falcone was hurt during Sampdoria's 0-0 draw at Cagliari at the weekend and there are concerns he may have suffered ligament damage.
Early indications suggest that Falcone is likely to be absent for the closing weeks of the campaign although Sampdoria are currently keeping quiet on the issue.
The 30-year-old's injury is both a blow for the player, and for Sampdoria, for contrasting reasons.
The Genoese club will miss Falcone's experience as they push for a place in next season's UEFA Champions League.
With Sampdoria just a point behind fourth-placed Udinese, Falcone's nous would have been a vital tool during the run-in.
But for Falcone, the injury could not have been timed worse as he is out of contract at the end of the season.
Falcone was considering offers from other clubs, in addition to prolonging his stay with Samp, but his future is suddenly cloudy.