- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

GENOA, Italy (AP) - Genoa defender Nicolas Burdisso will miss the start of the season with a thigh injury.

Burdisso had to be substituted in Saturday’s friendly defeat to Bastia after injuring his left leg.

Genoa says on Tuesday that it estimates the 33-year-old will be out of action for four weeks, ruling him out of the opening match of the new season at home to Napoli on August 31.

Burdisso made 15 appearances for Genoa in the second half of last season after signing from Roma in January.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide