Bergamasco ruled out for up to five months with fractured kneecap
Italy winger Mirco Bergamasco has been ruled out of action for up to five months after fracturing his kneecap.
Last Updated: 25/11/12 12:03pm
The Racing Metro winger went down amid fears of a rupture during his side's defeat to Australia before medics confirmed the 29-year-old's fracture.
"Medical exams revealed no ligament injury, and the surgery was a complete success," said the Italian Rugby Federation.
The 29-year-old left the pitch on a stretcher after being given treatment while prop Andrea Lo Cicero could also be out for several weeks after suffering a blow to this throat and fractures to two ribs.