Italy hooker Ghiraldini has successful surgery on injured knee

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Scotland v Italy - Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Britain - February 2, 2019 Italy's Andrea Lovotti, Leonardo Ghiraldini and Sergio Parisse during the national anthems before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) – Veteran hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini has had surgery on his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and will begin rehabilitation ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year, the Italian Rugby Federation said on Tuesday. Ghiraldini, who has 104 international caps, was injured in Italy’s Six Nations loss to France earlier […]

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