Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.


Your Sun

A News UK Company

Everyone’s favourite injury-prone striker joins struggling Serie A side 

Let's hope things work out well for the injury-plagued forward

One guy who’s probably sick and tired of seeing the medical room is Giuseppe Rossi. 

The Italian forward has been injured more times than Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky combined (probably), and is currently on the back end of a nasty cruciate ligament injury.

CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets are offering this great offer when you sign up and bet a fiver

The 30-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing for Celta Vigo back in April and subsequently underwent surgery.

He also has a pretty long history of injuring his right knee.

Poor chap!



But despite his run of dodgy knees, struggling Serie A side Genoa are willing to throw Rossi a bone after snapping up the free agent on Monday (we’re aware how badly we worded that).

The Liguria-based club are hovering just above the relegation zone in Italy’s top-flight, having notched just 12 goals in their first 14 games.

And it could work out well, as Rossi is a renowned goalscorer when he’s fit, having found the back of the net for the likes of Manchester United, Parma and Levante, and most notably with Villarreal and Fiorentina.

BEAT YOUR MATES Play Dream Team Weekender to earn those bragging rights and win £10k!

He also scored seven goals in 29 caps for Italy, but has not represented his country since 2014.

So, will a return to Italy be a happy one for the once-promising striker, or will it ring-in renewed injury problems?

The American-born forward – who’ll be officially unveiled by Genoa on Tuesday – has reportedly agreed a deal until the end of the season with the club, with an option to extend it by a further year.

He’ll be able to watch his new side in action on Monday against Verona, and could make his debut against Atalanta on December 11.

Wishing you the best of luck Giuseppe!