Francesco Totti has sent get-well wishes to AS Roma teammate Nicolas Burdisso.

The defender damaged knee ligaments during last night's World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Colombia.

"What a terrible thing that happened to our Nicolas Burdisso," wrote the Giallorossi captain on his blog. "He is a pillar for Roma and a guarantee, not to mention a reference point for the locker room and the defence.

"It will be a truly heavy absence. Nico, you've got grit to spare and we know that well. You are a warrior.

"Give it all you've got this time too. Roma are waiting for you."