Photo: the Official website of “Zenith”

Alexander Kokorin in Rome underwent surgery after a cruciate ligament injury received in the return match 1/8 finals of UEFA Europa League against the “Leipzig”. Within the next month, he will undergo rehabilitation in Italy. Recovery time 26-year-old footballer is estimated at 4-5 months. With high probability Kokorin will miss the world Championships to be held in June-July in Russia.

“The operation was successful. Within the next month he will undergo rehabilitation in Rome, and then back to Gazprom training center. On the field, Alexander Kokorin could return in 4-5 months”, — stated in the message on an official site “Zenith”.

Kokorin is injured in the second minute of the match against Leipzig (1:1). He broke the rules against the captain of the German team, Willi Orban, however, as a result of collision, landed badly and injured his knee, losing his footing . Kokorin was able to hold on to the box for a few more minutes, then asked for a replacement — he was replaced by Anton Zabolotny.