Serie A Player Status and Injury Updates – Round 4


The international break has been pretty rough this time around.

Juventus: Miralem Pjanic was stomped on with Bosnia, but he is fine. Andrea Barzagli had a calf problem in practice.

Napoli: Piotr Zielinski (ankle) and Dries Mertens (shoulder) suffered small injuries, but they are fine and could both start. Vlad Chiriches tore his ACL with Romania and will be out for five-to-six month. Faouzi Ghoulam was cleared to practice after a long rehab following a kneecap fracture and might be able to play in a month. Alex Meret is a couple of weeks away from a full recovery from an arm fracture.

Roma: Diego Perotti has recovered from an ankle sprain, same for Alessandro Florenzi, who had a knee ailment. Kostas Manolas has a sore ankle, but it looks like it is nothing more than a contusion. Javier Pastore will miss time with a calf pull. Patrik Schick has some muscle fatigue but should be at the coach’s disposal.

Inter: Mauro Icardi played with Argentina, so he is technically healthy, but his conditions will be further evaluated upon his return. Lautaro Martinez has a hematoma in his calf that will sideline him this week and maybe longer. Sime Vrsaljko and Kwadwo Asamoah are both banged up, the Croatian suffered a mild knee sprain, the Ghanaian has a foot problem: the injuries are not believed to be severe but they are questionable for this week.

Lazio:  Valon Berisha (hamstring) is the closest to returning, but it should not happen this week. Luiz Felipe (calf) and Jordan Lukaku (knee tendinopathy) need more time.

Milan:  Patrick Cutrone hurt his ankle with the U21 team, he avoided major injuries but could be on the shelf this week.

Atalanta: José Palomino missed the last game because of a wound that has healed by now. There are more doubts about Rafael Toloi, who is nursing a hamstring pull, but he might be ready by Monday night. Josip Ilicic is finally close to returning after a tough situation and might even be on the bench against SPAL. Gianluca Mancini has a pulled hamstring. 

Fiorentina:  Alban Lafont is progressing quickly after a hamstring strain, but he will likely not be risked in Naples. Jordan Veretout is back from a three-game suspension.

Torino: Ola Aina is dealing with a hamstring problem, but he is trying to recover. Cristian Ansaldi (knee sprain) and Lyanco (foot surgery) are on the shelf.

Sampdoria:  Dennis Praet has almost worked his way back from a knee sprain, but he remains out. Riccardo Saponara will return in a couple of weeks.

Sassuolo: Francesco Magnanelli has solved a hamstring issue, while Federico Peluso remains sidelined by an unspecified muscular injury.

Genoa: Lisandro Lopez and Andrea Favilli both suffered hamstring strains and will miss at least a couple of games. Sandro is about to return from a knee trauma.

Chievo: Fabrizio Cacciatore (calf) seemed on track to player but he has been ruled out. Perparim Hetemaj (ribs fracture) has recovered. Filip Djordjevic (hamstring) and Bostjan Cesar (knee) are out. 

Udinese: Antonin Barak should have solved a quad ailment, but might not be ready for a full load yet. William Troost-Ekong has a sore hip muscle, but should be able to play.

Bologna:  Rodrigo Palacio is not completely past his recent hamstring strain and might not be in the squad list. Nehuen Paz (knee sprain) and Godfred Donsah (fibula fracture) remain out with their long(ish)-term injuries. Diego Falcinelli has had the flu but he should be good to go, while Filipe Helander suffered a knee sprain that will keep him out for three weeks or more. 

Cagliari: Joao Pedro finished serving his six-month suspension. Luca Ceppitelli is not ready to return from a calf strain. Paolo Faragò has had some back pain but should be okay.

SPAL: Federico Viviani might miss a couple of games because of calf problem. Pasquale Schiattarella and Filippo Costa are a little fatigued. Sergio Floccari took advantage of the break to heal from an ankle issue, while Kevin Bonifazi need a little more rehab time after a bilateral sports hernia surgery in the summer.

Empoli: Luca Antonelli suffered a grade 2 hamstring (biceps femoris) strain in the last game and will be out for six-to-eight weeks. Manuel Pasqual got hit in the eye in practice and he is questionable. Domenico Maietta is trying to shake off another hamstring issue.

Parma: Marcello Gazzola and Alessandro Bastoni (meniscus) have recovered during the break, Amato Ciciretti is close and might be called up. Alberto Grassi (hamstring) and Jacopo Dezi (back) will be out for a little longer, Jonathan Biabiany will probably be sidelined for a month. Antonino Di Gaudio is banged up.

Frosinone: Joel Campbell (ankle) and Emil Hallfredsson (thigh contracture) had missed time before the break, but will be available this time. Francesco Zampano got hurt in the last game but has recovered. Daniel Ciofani is ready to contribute after last year’s severe hamstring tear, but he will be brought along slowly. Cristian Molinaro has had the flu for a couple of days.

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