Roma's Strootman undergoes knee surgery

Rome, Italy ( - Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has undergone successful knee surgery in Amsterdam, the Serie A side confirmed Tuesday.

Strootman was ruled out for the season, and this summer's World Cup, after the Netherlands midfielder tore his anterior cruciate ligament in last week's 1-0 defeat at Napoli.

Roma coach Rudi Garcia dedicated Monday night's 3-2 victory over Udinese to Strootman. The win kept the capital club three points clear of Napoli in the race for second place in the Italian top flight.