Wed 20 Mar 2019 | 11:38

Another worry on Italy's plate

Another worry on Italy's plate
Wed 20 Mar 2019 | 11:38
Another worry on Italy's plate

INJURY UPDATE: Italy international Tommaso Castello has undergone surgery on a broken leg after a bruising Six Nations campaign for the Azzurri, the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) revealed.

The 27-year-old Zebre centre also suffered an ankle sprain in Italy’s 14-57 thrashing by England at Twickenham ten days ago.

“During the operation the fracture of the right fibula was stabilised with a plate with nine screws,” FIR said in a statement.


Castello – capped 17 times by Italy – will rest for 40 days before beginning rehab in the swimming pool.

Italy have also been hit by Leonardo Ghiraldini suffering ruptured cruciate knee ligaments in last weekend’s 25-14 loss to France.

Toulouse hooker Ghiraldini, 34, capped 104 times, could be out for six months, with his participation in the World Cup in Japan from September 20 to November 2 in doubt.

Italy lost all their Six Nations matches, earning a fourth consecutive wooden spoon.

Agence France-Presse



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