Miccoli undergoes appendix op
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Miccoli had been expected to be included in the Azzurri squad for the matches against Wales and Serbia & Montenegro but coach Giovanni Trapattoni has been unable to call on the youngster.
The attacker played just the first half of Juve's 5-1 win over Empoli on Sunday and was clearly feeling the effects of the ailment
Juve's medical staff diagnosed the problem as appendicitis and decided surgery was the best option.
Miccoli was operated on and he is now likely to be sidelined for a fortnight, forcing him out of the crunch Euro 2004 qualifying double-header.