Italian Serie A

Juventus keeper Buffon needs knee surgery

October 11, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he needs to have needs knee surgery in the coming months to cure a reoccurring problem.

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The Italian World Cup winner has been suffering with the injury for a number of months, but has postponed the operation in order to play for both Juventus and the Azzurri.

"My knee is wrecked. I need an operation. I'll carry on as long as I can," Buffon said as Italy arrived back in the country following their 2-2 draw in Ireland on Saturday which secured their place at next year's World Cup.

The 31-year-old, back to his best form after a year of injury niggles, said he would try to put off the operation until after Juve's Serie A game with champions Inter Milan in early December.