Rossi to undergo 2 knee operations, miss Euro 2012
VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) -Villarreal says Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi needs to undergo two operations on his right knee and will miss the European Championship.
Rossi is expected to be out of football until next year after re-injuring his knee earlier this month, aggravating a ligament problem that needed surgery in October.
Villarreal says Rossi will undergo surgery on Friday and then need four months to recover before the second operation, which will be followed by six months on the sidelines.
The Spanish club has struggled without the American-born player, sitting 17th in the league and bowing out of the Champions League after losing all six group games.