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Giuseppe Rossi signs with Genoa


Gabriele Maltinti

Giuseppe Rossi tore an ACL for the fourth time this past April, and is nearing a return from his injury.

The New Jersey-born midfielder has signed with Genoa, the club announced. He had been released from his Fiorentina contract in July after suffering the injury while on loan with La Liga side Celta Vigo in a 2-0 loss to Eibar.

It is the first ACL tear in his left knee after suffering three serious injuries in his right knee.

His injury came just as the 30-year-old was finally starting to reach a return to form. He had scored a hat-trick against Las Palmas the previous match and started in three of the team’s previous five matches.

Genoa will present Rossi to the public at a news conference on Tuesday. Genoa sits in 17th in Serie A, even on points with 18th placed SPAL, sitting above the relegation zone on goal differential alone. However, they are coming off a win at Crotone followed by a hard-fought draw with Roma where they played the final 21 minutes down a man. They are currently in play against Hellas Verona.

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