Serie A Injury and Suspension Report – Round Eight

Juventus:  Danilo is the only injured player returning, while Aaron Ramsey, Mattia De Sciglio and Douglas Costa need more time, even though the first two have resumed practicing fully. 

Inter: Alexis Sanchez underwent surgery to repair some torn peroneal tendons in the left ankle and will miss up to three months. Danilo D’Ambrosio fractured a toe while with Italy and should be out for four weeks. Stefano Sensi subbed off against Juventus: he was close to recovering but picked up a new thigh injury and so he is definitely out this week. Diego Godin bowed out due to some fatigue and knee soreness, but he too avoided major issues.

Atalanta: Duvan Zapata suffered a grade one thigh (adductor) strain and will be sidelined for about three weeks, but he will be checked on again on Monday since there was some fluid the first time out.

Napoli: Hirving Lozano was stretchered off in the last Mexico game but, while he might sit one out, he is believed to have escaped without a significant injury. Elseid Hysaj suffered a sternum fracture and will be on the mend for a while. Mario Rui should be back after a thigh pull, while Nikola Maksimovic is iffy for the same issue.

Roma: Edin Dzeko fractured his cheekbone against Cagliari and is considered questionable for the Sampdoria match. He has been called up. Alessandro Florenzi has shaken off the flu. Among the players dealing with muscular problems, Diego Perotti is back, while Cengiz Under and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are out again this week. Lorenzo Pellegrini (foot), Amadou Diawara and Davide Zappacosta (knee) are dealing with long-term issues.

Lazio: Lucas Leiva is suspended. Joaquin Correa had some minor muscular problems but should be able to play. Valon Berisha picked up an ailment playing with his national team.

Cagliari: Fabrizio Cacciatore and Federico Mattiello are fatigued will skip the game, like Charalampos Lykogiannis, who has a sore Achilles. Joao Pedro and Ragnar Klavan missed some practice time, but they were trending in the right director and are available. Fabio Pisacane has gotten past a head and neck trauma. Valter Birsa has a bruised thigh but should be fine. Paolo Faragò has resumed practicing fully after speding a lot of time on the shelf due to a hip injury.

Fiorentina: Federico Chiesa subbed off in an Italy game, but the muscular ailment should not prevent him from playing on Monday. Milan Badelj is in a similar situation.

Torino: Simone Zaza is slated to be available after missing the last game due to a calf problem. Ola Aina picked up a knock in a domestic accident in England, but it is nothing major. Vittorio Parigini remains sidelined with a thigh problem, while Alex Berenguer rolled his ankle in practice and is unavailable. 

Verona: Samuel Di Carmine will be back after being on the mend with a head/back injury. On the other hand, Giampaolo Pazzini sustained a grade one thigh (adductor) strain and will miss a game or two. Daniel Bessa and Alessandro Crescenzi are not ready to come back from their thigh strains and Emmanuel Badu (pulmonary micro embolism) remains without a timetable.

Bologna: Gary Medel is suspended and also suffered a thigh strain that will keep him out of action for a month. Takehiro Tomiyasu picked up a grade two thigh (biceps femoris) strain and will be on the shelf for up to 40 days. Mitchell Dijks had recovered from a ribs injury but he stays out due to a new foot problem. Mattia Destro is dealing with some knee soreness that will cost him some time.

Parma: Mattia Darmian (thigh) will return, while Vincent Laurini (head) is still sidelined. Bruno Alves suffered a last-minute thigh injury and will be evaluated on Monday,.

Milan: Davide Calabria and Samu Castillejo are disqualified. Mattia Caldara has resumed working after his ACL tear and played with the youth team over the weekend, so his return is close. Giacomo Bonaventura picked up a thigh injury that will be assessed in the next couple of days. 

Udinese: Rodrigo Becao is on his way to a full recovery after skipping one due to muscle fatigue, but the same issue could hold Jens Stryger Larsen out for the upcoming match.

Sassuolo: Vlad Chiriches picked up a muscular problem with his national team and the coach stated that he will be out for a while. Gianmarcao Ferrari, Mehdi Bourabia and Luca Mazzitelli were ruled out as well. Rogerio (meniscus) was out of commission before the break and he is not ready, while Filip Djuricic is. Gianluca Pegolo fractured his pinkie finger.

Brescia: Giangiacomo Magnani should be ready to return after missing all the previous matches with an undisclosed issue. Emanuele Ndoj (ankle) and Ernesto Torregrossa (quad) will instead be on the disabled list a little longer.

SPAL: Gabriel Stefezza is suspended. Francesco Vicari had a muscular hiccup during the week but should be past it. Federico Di Francesco is unlikely to be back for this one from his thigh strain.

Lecce: Andrea Tabanelli is set to return, while Gianluca Lapadula is still questionable. Giannelli Imbula has a minor thigh problem.

Genoa: Davide Biraschi, Cristian Romero and Riccardo Saponara are disqualified. Antonio Barreca will return from a calf contusion, while Marko Pajac is in doubt for a thigh one. Domenico Criscito suffered a grade two thigh strain and will be out of commission for considerable time. Andrea Favilli is out with a last-minute issue. 

Sampdoria: Gonzalo Maroni will finally be available after nursing an ankle sprain in the first few months of the season, while Karol Linetty is dealing with a contracture and likely out this week. Morten Thorsby will return after missing one.

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