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Inter defender has surgery after head clash
January 7th, 2010 7AM
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Inter Milan left back Cristian Chivu underwent surgery after fracturing his skull during Wednesday's 1-0 Serie A win at Chievo. The Romanian, who is expected to make a full recovery, clashed heads with Chievo forward Sergio Pellissier.

The surgery to relieve a haematoma and take out bone fragments lasted more than an hour.

"We hope (Chivu) can come back as soon as possible but I think he will be out of action for a while," Inter coach Jose Mourinho said.

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