Serie A Player Status Updates – Round 38


No shortage of injuries and suspensions heading into the final game.

Juventus: Sami Khedira got pulled last minute against Roma due to a muscular issue and he should not be available, same for Giorgio Chiellini and Benedikt Howedes, who have been on the shelf for a while now. Massimiliano Allegri has ruled out also Juan Cuadrado. Despite what the coach said, Federico Bernardeschi is the only one not in the squad list.

Napoli: Vlad Chiriches has undergone surgery to stabilize the shoulder that has given him a lot of problems in the past few years.

Roma: Radja Nainggolan in disqualified, while Cengiz Under got a knock on the ribs and he is very questionable. Gregoire Defrel and Rick Karsdorp are out with severe injuries, Bruno Peres is doubtful with a muscular one. Alisson has some soreness in his hip flexor and will not play. 

Lazio: Ciro Immobile seemed on track to recover from his hamstring ailment, but he was stomped on in practice. Anyway, he is expected to be out there on Sunday, while the chances to see Marco Parolo and Luis Alberto, who are dealing with similar issues, are slimmer. Lucas Leiva is banged up but should play, same for Jordan Lukaku.

Inter:  Roberto Gagliardini is trying, but he might not be ready to play after sitting out for a couple of weeks with a biceps femoris strain.

Milan: Fabio Borini and Riccardo Montolivo are suspended. Lucas Biglia is fine after last week’s blow to the recently injured back. Andrea Conti continues to rehab from a second knee surgery. Suso has suffered a late muscle strain.

Atalanta:  Leonardo Spinazzola underwent surgery earlier this week to repair a torn ACL and remove a torn meniscus and will return in five or six months. Andrea Masiello and Rafael Toloi are disqualified. Andreas Cornelius suffered a hamstring strain and he is recovering in Denmark. Luca Rizzo and Andrea Petagna will be out with the ailments that have been plaguing them recently.

Fiorentina:  Jordan Veretout was slapped with a three-game suspension after last week’s kick. Vitor Hugo failed a late fitness test last week, but he should be OK for this one.

Sampdoria: Fabio Quagliarella is making progress in his recovery from a knee bruise, while Duvan Zapata is at risk because of a hip problem. Jacopo Sala and Edgar Barreto have practiced on their own due to small injuries. Emiliano Viviano suffered a knee injury in the warm-up against Napoli and the club is waiting for the results of the tests, but there is optimism it is nothing major. Nicola Murru has worked his way back from a torn meniscus. Zapata, Viviano and Barreto will not be called up. 

Torino: Kevin Bonifazi should be available after missing one, leaving Lyanco as the only absentee. Andrea Belotti tweaked an ankle in practice: he will try to play, but he is very questionable. Adem Ljajic suffered a last-minute back injury. 

Sassuolo: Edoardo Goldaniga (hamstring) and Pol Lirola (knee) should remain out, while also Claud Adjapong, Stefano Sensi and Mauricio Lemos are a little dinged up.

Genoa: Darko Lazovic and Aleandro Rosi got hurt in the last game and they are questionable for this one. Ervin Zukanovic is suspended. Mattia Perin should be good to go after some muscle pain, while Pedro Pereira should be back from an ankle sprain. Diego Laxalt is progressing after some knee bursitis, same for Daniel Bessa. Francesco Migliore (hernia) and Valter Spolli are on the wrong side of questionable.

Bologna: the infirmary is full as Giancarlo Gonzalez, Federico Di Francesco and Mattia Destro are rehabbing knee issues, Erick Pulgar and Ibrahima Mbaye have suffered a contracture and Rodrigo Palacio has muscle fatigue in his hamstring. Filip Helander is disqualified. Gonzalez, Pulgar, Destro and Palacio will not be available, the others might play. 

Chievo:  Fabrizio Cacciatore is again questionable after missing the last one with a muscular injury.

Udinese: Valon Behrami is suspended, while Andrija Balic will take some tests today to determine the severity of his knee injury and he is suspected to have torn a meniscus. Maxi Lopez is banged up, while Gabriele Angella is having a hard time getting past a calf strain.

Cagliari:  Joao Pedro was handed a six-month ban for taking a diuretic, which is not a bad outcome for him considering the four-year request and that there is the summer in the middle. Leandro Castan has plantar fasciitis and he is doubtful for the final game. Damir Ceter is rehabbing a tendon strain.

Spal: Manuel Lazzari is trying a quick recovery from a MCL sprain and he has a chance to play on Sunday. Bartosz Salamon, Everton Luiz and Thiago Cionek are suspended. Federico Viviani is OK after a calf pull, while Federico Mattiello is questionable with a hip one. Alex Meret (shoulder) and Marco Borriello (calf) are out.

Crotone: Ahmad Benali and Ante Budimir remain the only missing players due to foot fractures.

Verona: Simone Calvano and Marcel Buchel have knee soreness and have not been been called up. Mattia Valoti and Moise Kean will continue to sit due to hamstring injuries, while Matteo Bianchetti and Mattia Zaccagni are dealing with long-term issues. Lee, Vukovic and Heurtaux are not in the squad list. 

Benevento: Guilherme (knee) and Filip Djuricic (hamstring) have a shot to play on Sunday, while all the other injured players, Cristiano Lombardi, Ledjan Memushaj, Andrea Costa, Marco D’Alessandro, Pietro Iemmello and Luca Antei are not expected to recover. Jean-Claude Billong is back after an illness, while Lorenzo Venuti missed some practice time as a precautionary measure.

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