Serie A Injury Report – Round 9


Juventus: Paulo Dybala had a little scare with Argentina, but his knee is fine. Daniele Rugani nursed a rib fracture during the break. The only injured player is Sami Khedira, who is dealing with a hamstring strain. Leonardo Spinazzola is close, but he has not been called up for this weekend.

Napoli: Lorenzo Insigne has picked up a minor injury and will not be available. Kalidou Koulibaly returned early from international duties because of muscle fatigue and he is likely to rest. Faouzi Ghoulam (kneecap fracture), Amin Younes (torn Achilles) and Alex Meret (arm fracture) are inching closer to a return but the could be held out for another week. Sebastiano Luperto is fatigued.

Inter: Matias Vecino pulled out in the warm-up from the last Uruguay game because of a thigh problem: he did not strain it, but he is still questionable. Sime Vrsaljko and Danilo D’Ambrosio had some knee soreness before the break but they should both good to go, same for Marcelo Brozovic, who missed the last match because of a pull.

Lazio: Milan Badelj underwent some tests yesterday and avoided a thigh strain, but he should still be unavailable this week. Jordan Lukaku has healed from the knee tendinopathy that kept him on the shelf so far. Riza Durmisi will miss about a month with a dislocated elbow.

Sampdoria:  Riccardo Saponara has recovered from a hamstring strain.

Roma: Javier Pastore has shaken off the latest calf ailment, while Aleksandar Kolarov and Daniele De Rossi are both dealing with pinkie toe fractures and will be spared on Saturday. Diego Perotti has suffered a calf strain and will be out for 20 days, Rick Karsdorp for half of that with a hamstring one. Patrik Schick has been ruled out because of a knock.

Fiorentina:  Christian Norgaard went down with a LCL sprain and will be sidelined for a month or so.

Sassuolo: Rogerio is suspended, while Kevin Prince Boateng has been practicing irregularly during the break because of few ailments and will not be available on Monday night. Alfred Duncan and Jeremie Boga are banged up and will not be the coach’s disposal, while Federico Peluso has been called up for the first time this year.

Parma: Roberto Inglese has gotten past his thigh problem, Gervinho is close but will not be risked in this weekend, same for Alberto Grassi, who has been out for a while with a calf strain, and Jacopo Dezi, who has had some back pain. Luca Rigoni has the flu, but he is available. Federico Dimarco underwent adductor surgery to reattach a torn tendon and will return in January at the earliest.

Milan: Alessio Romagnoli has healed during the break, Ricardo Rodriguez is fine too, Mattia Caldara could be called up after being on the shelf with a groin issue. Andrea Conti will soon return to the bench.

Torino: Lorenzo De Silvestri has recovered from a contracture, while Simone Zaza is on track to recover from a calf edema. Cristian Ansaldi (knee sprain) and Lyanco (foot surgery) are not ready to return.

Genoa: Romulo (knee), Goran Pandev (back), Lisandro Lopez, Esteban Rolon and Gianluca Lapadula (tibia) have taken advantage of the break to shake off their injuries, but Nicolas Spolli and Andrea Favilli have been ruled out due to more recent problems.

Cagliari: Darijo Srna is still suffering back spasms, Diego Farias is fatigued, while Ragnar Klavan continues to be bothered by a achy Achilles: they have all been ruled out. Charalampos Lykogiannis needs more time to return from a calf strain.

SPAL: Andrea Petagna was stomped on but should be okay, same for Lorenco Simic who rolled an ankle. Federico Viviani is still out with calf strain. Johan Djourou has a bad ankle, Felipe is suspended. Jasmin Kurtic will miss about a month with an elbow fracture.

Udinese: Darwin Machis and Giuseppe Pezzella have been ruled out because of a calf and quad pulls respectively. Andrija Balic is expected to return after skipping some games because of a hamstring problem.

Bologna: Rodrigo Palacio and Andrea Poli are available after lengthy absences, Lucaks Skorupski is fine despite a bruised forearm and Diego Falcinelli should be in the squad list after a minor calf issue. Federico Mattiello and Ladislav Krejci will miss three-to-four weeks with a calf and a hamstring strain. Orji Okwonkwo is questionable with an undisclosed injury.

Atalanta: Andrea Masiello will be sidelined for about two weeks by a thigh strain, same for Marco Tumminello who has a sprained elbow.

Empoli: Manuel Pasqual has healed from an eye trauma, while Luca Antonelli has gotten past a hamstring strain. Frederic Veseli is fatigued. Levan Mchedlidze and Lorenzo Lollo are questionable with muscular problems.

Frosinone: Emil Hallfredsson and Stipe Perica are out because of minor knee injuries, Luka Krajnc and Joaquin Ardaiz due to muscular ones.

Chievo: they have been a little secretive about their injuries and it uncertain which one of their sidelined players has recovered during the break. Fabrizio Cacciatore (calf), Nenad Tomovic (hamstring), Emanuele Giaccherini, Filip Djordjevic and Joel Obi (knee) were all hurt two weeks ago. It looks like neither is fully healthy yet. 

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