Serie A Injury and Suspension Report – Round One

Bologna: Gary Medel is suspended and is also recovering from a grade one strain in the semimembranosus muscle on the right thigh, therefore he could miss week two as well.

Cagliari: Luca Ceppitelli, Filip Bradaric and Kiril Despodov are quarantining after catching COVID-19 in late August. Gaston Pereiro suffered a fifth metatarsal fracture in the right foot about two weeks ago and he has a 45-day timetable. Alessandro Deiola is recovering from a clean-up surgery on the right knee he had during his time at Lecce.

Crotone: Ahmad Benali is out with a calf pull, Giuseppe Cuomo and Guillaume Gigliotti because of thigh ones. They could all skip the first two or three matches.

Fiorentina: Sofyan Amrabat is suspended for the opener. German Pezzella and Cristiano Biraghi sprained an ankle in the last friendly but they managed to recuperate.

Genoa: Francesco Cassata and Andrea Masiello are disqualified. Domenico Criscito and Stefano Sturaro have been ruled out because of last-minute injuries. 

Juventus: Paulo Dybala is unlikely to be called up as he aggravated a thigh injury in the last game of the past season versus Lyon and never practiced fully during the break. Federico Bernardeschi suffered a strain of the rectus femoris in the left thigh and might be forced to miss the first two fixtures. Matthijs De Ligt underwent offseason surgery to stabilize the right knee and will not be back until October at the earliest. Alex Sandro picked up a medium grade thigh strain and will likely be back after the first international break. 

Milan: Alessio Romagnoli is still recovering from a calf strain he picked up late last season. Rafael Leao has been absent for a month because of coronavirus. Andrea Conti had a small surgery on the left knee and will miss at least the opener. Mateo Musacchio should be back in October following last season’s keyhole surgery on the left ankle.

Napoli: Arkadiusz Milik, Fernando Llorente, Kevin Malcuit, Amin Younes and Adam Ounas have been exlcuded for transfer market reasons.

Parma: Jasmin Kurtic is suspended. Gervinho is out due to muscle fatigue, while Riccardo Gagliolo is trying to shake off the nagging plantar fasciitis and will miss at least the first match. Matteo Scozzarella will be out for longer because of an MCL sprain.

Roma: Nicolò Zaniolo will return in the Spring after tearing his left ACL while playing with Italy. Pedro is 50/50 for the opener since he had shoulder surgery in late July, but he has recently returned to full practice. Diego Perotti is out for three weeks with a thigh strain, while Javier Pastore had hip surgery at the beginning of August and will not return soon. Bruno Peres and Justin Kluivert started practicing only this week because of COVID-19, Antonio Mirante and Carles Perez had it as well but they have been training for longer.

Sampdoria: Manolo Gabbiadini has been hampered by a lower abdomen/groin inflammation throughout the pre-season and he might have to rest till mid-October. Kristoffer Askildsen is suspended. Vid Belec is out with knee soreness.

Sassuolo: Jeremie Boga is self-isolating because of coronavirus. Francesco Magnanelli had sports-hernia surgery earlier in the summer and his timetable is up in the air. Filippo Romagna is unlikely to return in 2020 because of a patellar tendon tear. Domenico Berardi is only slightly in doubt due to a sore ankle.

Torino: Cristian Rodriguez suffered an adductor pull that could keep him for the first three tilts. Cristian Ansaldi (calf) and Mergim Vojvoda (knee) are a little banged up but they could be available. Daniele Baselli is on the mend because of a partial ACL tear and could be back in mid-October. Simone Verdi has had some physical hiccups in the lead-up to the season.

Verona: Marco Benassi is out with a calf strain, while Marco Zaccagni is not 100 percent but he is available. Darko Lazovic instead is on the shelf because of a knee sprain. Giangiacomo Magnani is recovering from a rectus femoris strain that might cost him the first four games. Koray Gunter, Mert Cetin and Pawel Dawidowicz are all dinged up but somebody will have to bite the bullet: only the last one has been ruled out due to a pec problem. 

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