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The Georgian stopper will undergo surgery on his knee in Antwerp tomorrow and is likely to be ruled out for the remainder of the season.

According to MilanNews.it, Milan have decided to resolve once and for all the long-standing left knee injury problem that has been tormenting Georgian central defender Kakhaber Kaladze in recent months.

The 31-year-old has travelled to Belgium where specialist Marc Martens will perform the surgery tomorrow.

It is suggested that the procedure will keep the ex-Dynamo Kyiv man on the sidelines for several months and he will possibly return to action for the start of  next season.

Kaladze had visited Professor Martens in January and insisted there was no need for surgery, but he suffered another relapse which forced him to pull out of the trip to Sampdoria after the UEFA Cup exit at the hands of Werder Bremen.

This setback will put further strain on Carlo Ancelotti’s back-line, as former Italy international Alessandro Nesta also underwent surgery to resolve his back problems last month.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com

 

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