After missing the past few matches due to injury, Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni was scheduled for a trip to Antwerp to see Dr. Marc Martens, who specialises in knee injuries and often analyses serious injuries to football players.
The Giallorossi were hoping that their shot stopper would not require surgery, but the knock is more serious than first thought and the 29-year-old will be out of action for three months.
Martens' examination revealed that there is damage to the cartilage in Doni's knee and that an extremely delicate operation will be necessary.
In his absence, coach Luciano Spalletti has handed the gloves to his inexperienced understudy Artur and he is likely to retain the spot in the starting XI for the remainder of the campaign.
Whispers from the peninsula have suggested I Lupi were already looking to replace Doni due to his erratic form, with Palermo and Italian international 'keeper Marco Amelia their main target.
Adam Scime, Goal.com