France defender Philippe Mexes underwent a successful operation on his torn cruciate knee ligament on Tuesday, but will not play again this season.
The operation lasted about half an hour and was said to have been “perfectly successful” with the 29-year-old due to remain in hospital for two to three days.
Roma’s Mexes was injured during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Juventus and is expected to be out for four months, meaning he will not play again this season.
A Roma statement at the time read: ”Philippe Mexes underwent tests which have revealed a lesion in his anterior cross ligament in his left knee. The player will need to undergo surgery and the time of recovery will be evaluated in the coming days.”
Mexes is out of contract with Roma in June and it has been widely reported that he will join Milan, though no official agreement has been announced.