Benedetto ruptures cruciate ligament

Boca Juniors striker Dario Benedetto is set to face up to eight months out after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

The 27-year-old has scored 35 goals in 41 starts for the Buenos Aires side after joining the club from Mexican club America a year ago, but isn’t expect a return before the summer.

Having been capped four times by Argentina in that period, he was expected to be in the frame for a World Cup place and was heavily linked with a possible move to Sevilla this year.

A knee injury of this type typically means players will be absent from action for a period of between six and eight months.

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