Napoli striker Milik out for four months after knee surgery

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Shakhtar Donetsk vs SSC Napoli - OSC Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine - September 13, 2017 Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik warms up before the match REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

(Reuters) - Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik will be out for some four months after undergoing knee surgery on Monday, the Serie A club said on their website (www.sscnapoli.it) on Monday.

The Poland international injured his right knee late in Napoli's 3-2 win at SPAL on Saturday.

The Neapolitan club said the 23-year-old suffered a complex lesion and that he would recover in a time frame similar to his previous knee injury.

Milik, capped 36 times by his country, suffered a cruciate ligament injury to his left knee last year which sidelined him for four months.

(Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia, editing by Ed Osmond and Clare Fallon)

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