Buffon Wants To Play Despite Injury

The number-one stopper wants to avoid undergoing the knife for now.
It has recently been revealed that the Italy and Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has been playing with an injured meniscus for quite some time now, and that an operation is required to repair the damage caused.

Despite this though, the Italian national team doctor, Enrico Castellacci, did explain that it was an injury that doesn’t cause the player any grief or discomfort, however an operation would still have to be undertaken sometime soon.

For the first time since the reports have been released, Buffon himself has given his take on the situation.

“It’s a problem that I have been carrying around for a long time,” Superman explained to Corriere dello Sport. “But I feel fine, and it’s something from nothing really.

“I do not know whether I will play against Cyprus on Wednesday, probably because [the coach Marcello] Lippi will opt to play others, but I would still be able to take to the field.

“I think I should rest, but because I really want to be there on Saturday against Fiorentina, I will just play.”

It is likely that Buffon will go under the knife in December, after the Bianconeri’s clash with the reigning champions Inter, before returning for the first match of 2010 against Parma.

Adrian Del Monte, Goal.com

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