Genoa's Kucka ruled out for rest of season

Genoa have suffered a blow with the news that Slovakian midfielder Juraj Kucka has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Kucka the star for Genoa

The 26-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Cagliari and requires surgery.

A statement from Genoa read: "Genoa announces that midfielder Juraj Kucka underwent an MRI that showed a torn ACL ligament in his left knee.

"The player will be seen by doctor Pierpaolo Mariani before selecting a date to undergo knee surgery."

Kucka, who has scored two goals in 11 league appearances for Genoa this season, is expected to be sidelined for six months.

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