Fiorentina winger Franck Ribery set to miss 10 weeks after ankle surgery

Fiorentina winger Franck Ribery set to miss 10 weeks after ankle surgery

The French attacker underwent surgery on his ankle.

He is set to miss 2 months.

Fiorentina star Franck Ribery is set to miss 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his ankle on Saturday. The 36-year-old veteran suffered the injury during Fiorentina’s 1-0 loss to Lecce in Serie A on November 30.

Fiorentina announced on Saturday that the French attacker had undergone surgery and they expect him to resume full training in around 10 weeks’ time. “Franck Ribery today underwent surgery for stabilisation of the tibiofibular syndesmosis,” a club statement read.

“The operation, carried out by Professor Gabel, was a complete success. The player will return to Florence on Sunday and begin his rehabilitation plan. He will resume exercise in two weeks. He is expected to resume full training in around 10 weeks’ time.”

Ribery has scored two goals and provided two assists in 11 league matches this season, while Fiorentina, who are struggling in 13th in Serie A, host Inter Milan on Sunday. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ribery will already be back in Florence today and could even make an appearance at the Stadio Franchi to watch his teammates take on the Serie A leaders.

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