Season over for Cristiano
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roda JC's Brazilian striker Cristiano will play no further part in their season.Roda JC's Brazilian striker Cristiano will play no further part in their season after undergoing knee surgery on Tuesday.
The forward has been troubled by a niggling knee injury for some time and scans taken last week revealed damage to the cruciate ligament.
With no prospect of rest eliminating the problem, the Samba star was sent for surgery on Tuesday.
The operation is believed to have passed off without a hitch, but the forward has been informed that he will be sidelined for at least six months.
If that is the case, Cristiano will face a race against time to be fit for the start of next term.
In other news, it has been confirmed that Roda coach Wiljan Vloet will take the reins of Sparta in the summer.
The 42-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Rotterdam club and will replace Mike Snoei.