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Bergamasco looks set to miss 6 Nations

Updated: Sunday, 25 Nov 2012 14:34 | Comments

Mirco Bergamasco of Italy is stretchered off at Artemio Franchi
Mirco Bergamasco of Italy is stretchered off at Artemio Franchi

Italy's experienced winger and place kicker Mirco Bergamasco looks likely to miss next year's RBS 6 Nations after doctors said he would be out for as much as five months following knee surgery.

Bergamasco fractured his knee cap in yesterday's 22-19 defeat by Australia, which wrapped up Italy's November fixtures, and the Italian Rugby Federation said in a statement he would be out for between "four and five months".

Prop Andrea Lo Cicero also broke ribs yesterday and should return in 45 days.

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