International Soccer

Lazio's Ederson out for season

Rome, Italy ( - Lazio revealed Tuesday that Brazilian midfielder Ederson has been ruled out of action for six months after rupturing tendons in his thigh.

Ederson, 28, sustained the injury in Lazio's 3-2 win at Udinese on Sunday. Recent tests confirmed the extent of the damage, effectively ending the former Lyon midfielder's season.

"The lad has suffered the same injury as he has in the past, but this time it's his right thigh," Lazio doctor Roberto Bianchini told Lazio Style Radio. "He will require surgery and will be operated on by the same specialist who tended to him in Lyon. We've agreed to have the surgery there.

"He will be out for a long time, about five or six months. It is major surgery."

01/21 17:10:37 ET