Serie A Injury and Suspension Report – Round Four

Atalanta: Aleksey Miranchuk is set to be available after missing the first three matches with a thigh strain. Cristiano Piccini and Matteo Pessina have resumed practicing regularly following knee injuries and they too will return soon. Josip Ilicic is getting closer and closer, but the information on him is not always solid. Rafael Toloi is out of the quarantine after skipping the previous game, while Marco Carnesecchi has COVID. Mattia Caldara partially tore the patellar tendon in the left knee and will not be back before 2021.

Benevento: Andres Tello is be back after missing some time with ailments, but Federico Barba is still out. Gabriel Moncini will skip a game or two due to an adductor strain. Nicolas Viola needs more time to recover from a meniscus tear.

Bologna: Andreas Skov Olsen fractured a vertebra while playing with Denmark and will be out for 45 days. Gary Medel suffered a significant calf strain and has a similar timetable. Mitchell Dijks will be sidelined for months after toe surgery, Andrea Poli for weeks due to a cracked fibula. Musa Barrow sprained his left foot late in the last game but the pause helped him recover.

Cagliari: Ragnar Klavan picked up an ankle contusion. Gaston Pereiro is still nursing a fifth metatarsal fracture in the right foot. Simone Pinna sprained the MCL in the right knee. Filip Bradaric and Luca Ceppitelli are both out despite clearing the COVID-19 protocol. 

Crotone: Eduardo Henrique will return from a hand fracture and it looks like Luca Siligardi has shaken off his muscular injury, while Emmanuel Riviere (calf) and Ahmad Benali (calf) will miss another week. Denis Dragus and Nicolò Zanellato are out because of contact tracing. 

Fiorentina: Franck Ribery (ankle) and German Pezzella (foot) solved their issues, Borja Valero has not and remains sidelined. Gaetano Castrovilli had to deal with a bruised tibia, but he will gut it out. Erick Pulgar will make his return after Coronavirus. 

Genoa: Matteo Perin, Ivan Radovanovic, Miha Zajc, Valon Behrami, Davide Biraschi, Luca Pellegrini, Marko Pjaca, Filippo Melegoni and Federico Marchetti recently tested negative, while Lasse Schone, Petar Brlek, Francesco Cassata, Domenico Criscito, Mattia Destro, Lukas Lerager, Davide Zappacosta and Darian Males have COVID-19, but some may be cleared in time. Stefano Sturaro and Vittorio Parigini are trying to complete the rehab from significant thigh strains.

Inter: Stefano Sensi is suspended. Alessandro Bastoni, Ashley Young, Roberto Gagliardini, Radja Nainggolan, Milan Skrinair and Andrei Radu tested positive for COVID-19. Alexis Sanchez will have to be assessed because of a possible muscular injury.

Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo and Weston McKennie caught Coronavirus. Aaron Ramsey has a muscular issue and, while the tests came back clean, he might still miss the upcoming game. Federico Bernardeschi has recovered from his thigh strain, Alex Sandro has not. Paulo Dybala has been sick during his time with Argentina.

Lazio: Ciro Immobile was red-carded in the last match. Manuel Lazzari suffered a thigh strain and will miss one or two more weeks. Stefan Radu’s thigh problem is instead more severe. Felipe Caicedo and Gonzalo Escalante sustained thigh issues in the last few days and they will have to be evaluated. Bastos is out with a thigh pull. Adam Marusic has been able to shake off an ankle sprain quickly. Andreas Pereira has the flu. 

Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic shook off COVID, while Matteo Gabbia caught it during the break. Leo Duarte is sidelined by the virus as well. Alessio Romagnoli will return from a calf strain that cost him the first three games, while Ante Rebic is headed for another absence because of a dislocated elbow. Andrea Conti has finished off his rehab after a meniscus surgery. 

Napoli: Elijf Elmas and Piotr Zielinski have COVID, while Lorenzo Insigne is nursing a thigh strain.

Parma: the club announced four positive tests and then said that Roberto Inglese, Juan Brunetta, Jacopo Dezi, Yordan Osorio and Lautaro Valenti are unavailable for the next game. Andreas Cornelius suffered another thigh strain and will skip at least one game. Matteo Sprocati will be out for longer with the same injury. Maxime Busi is recovering from a grade two strain he picked up on October 1st so he could be on the mend for a while. Valentin Mihaila has been sidelined in practice by some soreness in the adductor/rectus area and he is doubtful. Matteo Scozzarella may return from a MCL sprain.

Roma: Chris Smalling picked up a knee sprain that is not considered severe but will sideline him for at least one tilt while he takes some tests. Rick Karsdorp is not all the way back from a muscular problem. Amadou Diawara and Riccardo Calafiori tested positive for COVID-19. Javier Pastore is not expected to return from hip surgery before the second break.

Sampdoria: Balde Keita turned negative. Manolo Gabbiadini is dealing with the same abdominal injury that sidelined him to open the season and the club are evaluating what route to take to solve it.

Sassuolo: Vlad Chiriches subbed off with a calf problem in the past game but it seems like it was not a major one. Jeremie Boga and Nicolas Schiappacasse no longer have COVID but they are working on their conditioning, Jeremy Toljan instead recently tested positive. Kaan Ayhan has a sore Achilles. Gregoire Defrel was limited in practice late in the week: he will be on the shelf, like Lukas Haraslin. Rogerio (calf) will not return, while Francesco Magnanelli (calf) has been called up but he is still iffy to play. 

Spezia: Andrej Galabinov will miss a month with a thigh strain, Juan Ramos perhaps even longer due to a quad one. Riccardo Marchizza and Giulio Maggiore were two of the few Azzurrini that tested positive for COVID-19. Federico Mattiello (calf), Leo Sena, Ardian Ismajli and Leo Sena will not be able to return this week, while Alessandro Deiola recovered from a foot microfracture very quickly. 

Torino: Cristian Rodriguez had recovered from a thigh strain before the break, the only absentee is Daniele Baselli (partial ACL tear), who should be back in November. Simone Zaza and Armando Izzo were late scratches and the club announced a positive test Saturday. 

Udinese: Juan Musso tore a meniscus with Argentina early in the break and will be out for two or three more weeks. Bram Nuytinck, Jens Stryger Larsen and Walace have been unable to return from their muscular injuries. Gerard Deulofeu is ready seven months removed from an ACL tear. 

Verona: Koray Gunter and Antonin Barak tested positive for COVID-19. Matteo Lovato and Samuel Di Carmine could be back from thigh problems, Alan Empereur from a calf one. Miguel Veloso (calf), Giangiacomo Magnani and Pawel Dawidowicz (thigh) instead could stay on the mend for another game. Mert Cetin will sit out a pair of matches with a thigh strain, while Marco Benassi (calf) has an uncertain timetable.

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