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Napoli defender Maggio out for a month

Napoli right-back Christian Maggio will undergo surgery on his left knee, ruling the 31-year-old out of their Champions League trip to Arsenal FC on 1 October.

The Italian international saw a specialist on Monday after complaining of discomfort and was told that the operation will resolve a problem with his meniscus. A club statement read:

“He will undergo surgery on Wednesday and will be back after the break for international games.”

A four week recovery means that Maggio should be fit for Napoli’s match against AS Roma on 19 October. It not that match, then he should be fit for Napoli’s Champions League matchday three fixture away to Olympique de Marseille three days later.