International Soccer - Italy

Bologna defender Natali suffers knee injury

Bologna, Italy (Sports Network) - Bologna defender Cesare Natali could be out six months with a knee injury, the Italian club said Tuesday.

Natali damaged knee ligaments in a Serie A match against Fiorentina on Sunday and will require surgery that will sideline him for an extended period.

The 33-year-old Natali, a former Italy youth international, joined Bologna this offseason from Fiorentina on a two-year contract.

10/09 17:03:33 ET

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