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The unlucky former Manchester United striker recently damaged his cruciate ligament for a second time this season, but is now seemingly back on the road to recovery

Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi has confirmed that his knee operation has been a success.

The Villarreal man ruptured his cruciate ligament in team training recently for the second time this season, and will now miss this summer's Euro 2012.

"The operation has been successful," the attacker announced on Twitter.

Rossi went under the knife in Colorado in the United States on Friday, and has told his followers on the social networking site that the procedure went as planned.

Italy physio Enrico Castellacci revealed last week that the striker was distraught at his condition and was very disappointed with the fact that he will miss out on the European finals.

Rossi is now expected to face around seven months of rehabilitation before he can return to action.

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