Serie A Injury and Suspension Report – Round Three

Atalanta: Pierluigi Gollini (PCL tear), Aleksey Miranchuk (thigh strain) and Matteo Pessina (patellar dislocation) will once again be unavailable and the coach raised some concern regarding Cristiano Piccini, who has not been able to practice fully since joining. The fact that they are signing another player in his role does not bode well for his timetable. The team announced that somebody tested positive but did not disclose whom: Mattia Caldara and Rafael Toloi are absent out of the blue. 

Benevento: Federico Barba returned midweek but subbed off in the first half and has been ruled out. Andres Tello (thigh) and Oliver Kragl (neck) are again sidelined. Nicolas Viola (meniscus) might not be back for the first game after the break.

Bologna: Arturo Calabresi is recovering from a knee surgery he had in April. Mitchell Dijks sprained his foot. Andrea Poli fractured his right fibula and will miss up to two months. 

Cagliari: Luca Ceppitelli, Filip Bradaric and Alberto Cerri have resumed practicing post-COVID-19. Andrea Carboni should be back after missing one with muscle fatigue. Marko Rog will have to be assessed for a late problem. 

Crotone: Eduardo Henrique will be out because he fractured a metacarpal in the left hand. The four players dealing with muscular injuries, Ahmad Benali, Emmanuel Riviere (calf), Giuseppe Cuomo and Guillaume Gigliotti (thigh) will not return this week.

Fiorentina: Franck Ribery is questionable because of an ankle sprain, Borja Valero due to fatigue and German Pezzella with the sore foot that held him in the first two matches. They have all been called up but will be game-time decisions. Erick Pulgar continues to work on his fitness after Coronavirus.

Inter: Radja Nainggolan remains out with pharyngitis. Arturo Vidal subbed off due to a knock against Benevento but should be fine.

Juventus: Adrien Rabiot was sent off in the last game. Federico Bernardeschi and Alex Sandro will sit out another one with thigh strains. Sami Khedira has returned to practice after his major thigh problem and should be available despite the rumours.

Lazio: Joaquin Correa was a late scratch versus Atalanta as his back locked up in the warm-ups. Stefan Radu bowed out and is being evaluated, but Luiz Felipe has a shot of returning from his ankle sprain. Dennis Vavro is dealing with sports hernia, Vedat Muriqi needs to up his conditioning after COVID. Senad Lulic (ankle) remains out indefinitely, but he has resumed doing some light work at the training center. 

Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Leo Duarte are unlikely to be cleared in time from Coronavirus. Ante Rebic sprained his elbow in the past game but avoided fractures, so he should be back right after the break, like Alessio Romagnoli (calf) and Andrea Conti (knee surgery). Mateo Musacchio (ankle) will instead likely need more time. Franck Kessie is being evaluated for a last-minute ailment. 

Napoli: Lorenzo Insigne suffered a grade one biceps femoris strain in the left thigh and will miss up to a month. Kostas Manolas subbed off with back pain but it has not lingered. Piotr Zielinski and Elijf Elmas tested positive for COVID-19. 

Parma: Simone Iacoponi was red-carded in the previous match. Riccardo Gagliolo has recovered enough from platar fasciitis to be available and also Roberto Inglese and Andreas Cornelius are surprisingly part of the squad list after pulling a muscle last week. They will likely play only limited minutes. Matteo Scozzarella (MCL sprain), Marcello Gazzola (Achilles) and Luca Siligardi (contracture) are on the shelf. Mattia Darmian will be an emergency options since he is about to move to Inter. 

Roma: Federico Fazio is nursing an ankle sprain and Rick Karsdorp a thigh issue. Diego Perotti might return in mid-October from a strain, while Javier Pastore (hip) will probably take longer.

Sampdoria: Omar Colley, Rolando Vieira and Fabio Depaoli are unavailable for transfer market reasons, Jakub Jankto for unspecified ones. Keita Balde tested positive for COVID-19 in his medicals.

Sassuolo: Francesco Magnanelli (groin) and Rogerio (calf) will not return this week, while Giacomo Raspadori is available after missing one with a minor thigh issue. Jeremie Boga is getting close but has not cleared the protocol yet.

Spezia: Jeroen Zoet will miss time with a thigh strain, Alessandro Deiola with a right-foot microfracture. Claudio Terzi was sent off. Ardian Ismajli, Cristiano Dell’Orco, Nahuel Estevez and Gennaro Acampora are dealing with dings and bruises and are questionable after skipping the midweek tilt, but the last three are available. Giuseppe Mastinu (ankle microfracture) and Federico Mattiello (calf strain) should return after the break. Salvador Ferrer will be spared because he received an offer and is not in the right mindset to play. Juan Ramos is out with a last-minute hiccup. 

Udinese: Tolgay Arslan, Bram Nuytinck and Walace are trying to shake off thigh issues that sidelined them Wednesday: the first one is the most likely to be available. Mato Jajalo is doubtful due to a late-season MCL sprain. Jens Larsen (gluteus surgery) remains on the mend.

Verona: Samuel Di Carmine suffered a partial but minor tear of the adductor longus muscle in the left thigh and will miss at least one game. Marco Benassi (thigh) and Giangiacomo Magnani (thigh) will not be available this week as well, like Alan Empereur (calf). Miguel Veloso has been ruled out because of a calf strain, Pawel Dawidowicz due to a thigh pull. 

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