Iaquinta in need of knee surgery

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MILAN - Juventus and Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta will be out for a considerable period after being told he requires knee surgery, the Serie A club said in a statement on Monday.

The 29-year-old missed Sunday's 1-0 win at Siena because of the problem and will undergo an operation on Tuesday.

Juve said an update on how long he would be out of action for would only be possible following the surgery.