Artemio Franchi

Next Game

Fiorentina v Sampdoria

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 17:30

Italian Serie A

Last Game

Sampdoria 1 - 0 Inter

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 19:45

Italian Serie A

Positive outcome for Krsticic

Sampdoria midfielder Nenad Krsticic will not require surgery on the ankle ligament injury sustained against Genoa and ended his Serie A season.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 15:23 Post Comment

Nenad Krsticic: Will not undergo surgery on his injured ankle

Nenad Krsticic: Will not undergo surgery on his injured ankle

The Serbian was withdrawn after 12 minutes of a 1-1 draw with Genoa with medical tests confirming three tears in his left ankle as a result of a challenge from Matuzalem.

The 22-year-old was allowed a week of rest before further tests determined conservative treatment would be more successful than invasive surgery.

A statement published on sampdoria.it read: "Orthopaedic consultant professor Claudio Mazzola and club doctor Amedeo Baldari have ruled out invasive surgery for Nenad Krsticic.

"Following the ankle injury he suffered in the derby on April 14, we will proceed with a conservative treatment."

Krsticic moved to Liguria from OFK Beograd in 2008 and had made 25 league appearances for Samp this season, scoring one goal in a 2-2 draw at Fiorentina.

He was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, in December 2008 but made a full recovery to establish himself as Sampdoria's playmaker alongside Pedro Mba Obiang.

He then played his part as the Blucerchiati reached the top flight through the Serie B play-offs last season before earning his first cap for Serbia in February during a friendly match against Cyprus.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Two Chelsea fans summoned to appear in court over claims of racist chants

Two men summoned to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in May following claims of racist chants at St Pancras Station.

Arsenal are repoortedly keen to sign Liverpool's Raheem Sterling

Arsenal are interested in signing Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, with the winger set to reject his offer of a new deal.

European Qualifiers round-up: Wins for Germany, Portugal and Romania

Goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Muller gave Germany victory over Georgia while Portugal beat Serbia to go top of Group I.

Mail Box

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

Forget About Flair And Play Like Greece

'Forget about flair and play like Greece' is one outsider's advice to the England national side, while an Arsenal fan wants to sell Theo Walcott to get Marco Reus.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company