Miccoli goes under the knife (1 Viewer)

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Juventus star Fabrizio Miccoli was rushed to hospital for surgery after a bout of appendicitis.

The former Perugia epocket strikerf played the first half of Juvefs 5-1 win over Empoli this afternoon.

After the game club doctors discovered a gsuspected appendicitish and urged to keep a close eye on the situation.

The medical staff was worried enough to force Miccoli out of the Italy squad for next weekfs Euro 2004 qualifiers.

His condition deteriorated as Sunday wore on and reports emerged that the 24-year-old was in surgery at Turinfs Fornaca clinic.

Juventus revealed the operation lasted 30 minutes and he will be kept in hospital for three days.

It is expected he will be able to resume training in a fortnight, so he'll be out of action for at least three weeks.
 
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