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Insigne expected to return in spring

Insigne expected to return in spring

Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne is reportedly recovering well from his knee injury and is expected to return to action this spring.

Insigne, 23, had had a difficult start to the season including bitter confrontations with the Napoli fans frustrated by his poor performances. By early November, he was returning to strong form and was considered a likely candidate for a call-up to the national team for the crucial Euro 2016 qualifer against Croatia. But disaster struck on November 10 during Napoli’s match with Fiorentina, in which a hard tackle left Insigne with a ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligament. He underwent surgery and began the long and slow process of physical rehabilitation. It was feared that his recovery could take as long as six months.

Last week it was announced that he had returned to light training, and on Sunday night Napoli chief medic Alfonso De Nicola reassured supporters: “Lorenzo is working extremely well. I don’t know exactly when he will be back on the pitch, but it will certainly be this spring.”

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