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Injured Zanetti extends stay with Inter Milan

The Argentine defender faces six months on the sidelines after undergoing an operation on his ruptured Achilles at the end of April

Reuters, Wednesday 12 Jun 2013
Javier Zanetti
Inter Milan Argentine defender Javier Zanetti (Photo: AP)
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Injured Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has been given a one-year contract extension by the Serie A club despite facing months out of action and turning 40 in August.

The Argentine defender, who has played more than 840 games for Inter, had an operation on his ruptured Achilles at the end of April and was told he faced six months on the sidelines.

"We talked at length about the injury and we decided to do another year together," Zanetti told the club website (www.inter.it) on Wednesday. "They have shown once again their belief in me and my passion for Inter.

"I hope I can repay them on the pitch for this gesture of affection and esteem."

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