Andrea Stramaccioni devastated by Diego Milito injury

Stramaccioni devastated by Milito injury
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Inter Milan boss Andrea Stramaccioni admits to being saddened by the serious knee injury suffered by Diego Milito.

Inter Milan boss Andrea Stramaccioni has admitted that he has been saddened by the season-ending injury suffered by his striker Diego Milito.

The Argentina international picked up a serious knee injury in the 2-0 win over CFR Cluj in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Despite the positive result, Stramaccioni said the injury "ruined the night" and expressed his support for Milito, who had only recently returned to the first team from another injury.

"Unfortunately, this injury rather ruined the night," the Inter coach told reporters.

"It is a lesion to the anterior cruciate ligament, damage to the collateral ligament and capsule. It is a terrible injury and totally new compared to the problems he had in the past.

"There's a one per cent chance of this happening, but it happened to Diego. We now just need to know when he'll have the operation. It's awful news, as we all care for him as a person as well as a player. I am personally very close to him and feel so sad right now."

Inter face Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday.

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella on the touchline during the match against Napoli on January 20, 2013
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