Nesta undergoes arm surgery

MILAN - AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has had surgery for a fractured arm and should recover for their opening Serie A home game against Lecce on August 29, the club said on its website.

"Nesta has had surgery on his right arm after fracturing the fourth metacarpal in a friendly match against Juventus in the Tim Trophy, it was a complete success and he should be available for the opening day of the championship," it said.

The 34-year-old former World Cup winner with Italy has been plagued with injuries in the last four years, missing the entire 2008/09 season with a back problem.

He has made 78 appearances for Italy and scored six goals in 181 games for Milan since he joined them from Serie A rivals Lazio in 2002.

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