Striker blow for Samp
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sampdoria striker Emiliano Bonazzoli faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines.Sampdoria have suffered a major blow with the news that Emiliano Bonazzoli faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
The talented striker pulled up in Samp's first training session of the new year and the early diagnosis does not look promising.
Initial scans have confirmed knee ligament damage, with surgery all but certain to be required to solve what is a serious injury.
Club team-mate Fabio Bazzani has only just returned to training after five months on the sidelines with a similar injury and the early signs do not bode well for coach Walter Novellino.
If the club's worst fears are realised then it is likely that Corrado Colombo will be recalled from a loan spell at Ascoli, although a foray into the transfer market has yet to be ruled out.