Alexander Kokorinov: Alexey Danichev / RIA Novosti
Striker Russia and St. Petersburg “Zenit” Alexander Kokorin had a successful surgery in Rome after the injury and will undergo rehabilitation. The recovery will take 4-5 months, according to the website blue-white-blue.
Thus, the striker will miss the world Cup which will be held from 14 June to 15 July.
16 March it was reported that Kokorin is injured during a game of 1/8 finals of the Europa League — he was diagnosed with a ruptured cruciate knee ligament.
On 15 March the “Zenith” met with the German “RB Leipzig” in the second leg. The athlete got injured in the beginning of the meeting and was replaced by Anton Zabolotny. The game ended with the score 1:1. The results of the two meetings blue-white-blue flew out of the Europa League. CSKA Moscow became the only Russian club to which managed to reach the quarterfinals of this season’s competition.
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