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Sat Apr 19 21:33:22 SAST 2014

Aquilani back in a fortnight

TEAMtalk Media | 11 September, 2012 12:530 Comments
Alberto Aquilani of Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match against Udinese at Stadio Artemio Franchi on August 25, 2012 in Florence, Italy
Image by: Paolo Bruno / Getty Images

Fiorentina have revealed that midfielder Alberto Aquilani will be sidelined for another fortnight with an Achilles injury.

The Italy international brought an unhappy three-year spell at Liverpool to an end last month when he signed for Viola, but he has been limited to just two substitute appearances for Vincenzo Montella's side this season due to the problem.

Aquilani was hoping to make his first Serie A start for the Florence club this weekend against Catania, but his doctor has recommended the 28-year-old sits out a further two weeks to aid his recovery.

A statement from the Italian outfit read: "ACF Fiorentina announces that Alberto Aquilani was visited today in London by Prof. Nicola Maffulli regarding his Achilles tendinopathy.

"The specialist found no significant changes, but suggested, however, treatment for another two weeks.''

Aquilani spent the last two years on loan at Juventus and AC Milan before making a permanent switch back to his homeland with Fiorentina during the off-season after being deemed surplus to requirements by new Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.

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