Serie A Injury and Suspension Report – Round Five

Atalanta: Matteo Pessina returned in Champions League from a late-season patellar dislocation. Ruslan Malinovskyi had an old scar in his adductor flare up and missed the previous game, but he is set to be available SaturdayCristiano Piccini (knee) could return sooner rather than later, while Pierluigi Gollini (knee) is at least two weeks away.

Benevento: Nicolas Viola has resumed practicing after his meniscus surgery and made the squad list. Gabriele Moncini and Federico Barba are out again to muscular problems and are joined in that regard by Iago Falque. 

Bologna: Lorenzo De Silvestri picked up a knee bruise in the previous game but he is expected to play. Andreas Skov Olsen (back), Andrea Poli (fibula), Andrea Poli (calf) and Mitchell Dijks (toe) are unlikely to return before the second international break.

Cagliari: Diego Godin is dealing with some muscle fatigue that might sideline him for Crotone game. Luca Ceppitelli will miss a month with a rectus femoris strain in the left thigh. Gaston Pereiro is progressing in his recovery from a metatarsal fracture in the left foot but probably will not be back this week.

Crotone: Ahmad Benali is set to be at least called up after missing the first four matches with a calf strain. Emmanuel Riviere has decent chances as well. Niccolò Zanellato might be cleared in time, while Denis Dragus is out with COVID.

Fiorentina: Borja Valero is questionable with an unspecified physical issue. German Pezzella should be okay despite subbing off early in the previous game.

Genoa: only Darian Males and Petar Brlek are still positive for Coronavirus, but Domenico Criscito, Mattia Destro, Lukas Lerager, Marko Pjaca, Francesco Cassata and Davide Zappacosta shook it off recently and may need some practice time before being available to play. Luca Pellegrini, Miha Zajc and Filippo Melegoni should be good to go with more training sessions in their legs. Stefano Sturaro is nursing a thigh strain and has an uncertain timetable. Vittorio Parigini returned last week from a hip muscle injury.

Inter: Alexis Sanchez suffered a thigh contracture and he is questionable, like Stefano Sensi due to muscle fatigue. Achraf Hakimi was confirmed as a false positive and could be available Saturday. Roberto Gagliardini, Milan Skriniar and Andrei Radu, who have yet to be allowed to practice.  Alessandro Bastoni and Radja Nainggolan are available after dealing with the virus, while Ashley Young turned negative, but likely too close to the match to be called up right away. 

Juventus: it would be a surprise if Cristiano Ronaldo returned against Verona as he is currently still positive, like Weston McKennie. Aaron Ramsey came back in Champions League, while Giorgio Chiellini picked up a small thigh issue that could cost him up to ten days. Federico Chiesa is suspended. Matthijs De Ligt (shoulder) and Alex Sandro (thigh) are out again: the Brazilian will not return before the second international break. 

Lazio: Luiz Felipe returned in Champions League from an ankle sprain but he cramped up and bowed out. Manuel Lazzari and Gonzalo Escalante are on track to be called up after thigh problems. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic hurt his hip and might be spared. Andreas Pereira and Danilo Cataldi are under the weather.

Milan: Hakan Calhanoglu suffered an ankle sprain and was initially believed to miss ten days, but he is attempting an extra quick recovery. Ante Rebic still can not take contact because of his elbow injury. Leo Duarte turned negative. Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jens Petter Hauge have COVID. 

Napoli: Lorenzo Insigne worked his way back from a thigh strain and played few minutes in Europa League. Elijf Elmas and Piotr Zielinski tested negative but will need some practice time before returning as they have been sidelined for 20 days. 

Parma: Andreas Cornelius is expected to return from a thigh pull. Maxime Busi (thigh) is set to miss some more time, while Valentin Mihaila has a more uncertain timetable. Bruno Alves, Juan Brunetta, Jacopo Dezi, Roberto Inglese and Lautaro Valenti have COVID and they have had two more official but undisclosed case. Matteo Scozzarella is out, while Vincent Laurini was a late scratch due to a pulled flexor. 

Roma: Gianluca Mancini turned out to be a false positive. Chris Smalling will miss another one with a knee sprain. Rick Karsdorp came back in Europa League from his thigh issue. Riccardo Calafiori and Amadou Diawara have had the virus for some time, Javier Pastore is recovering from hip surgery.

Sampdoria: Antonio Candreva is questionable due to an inflamed scar in the left biceps femoris. Manolo Gabbiadini continues to be sidelined by abdomen soreness.

Sassuolo: Gregoire Defrel is out this week, while Lukas Haraslin has recovered and is likely to feature. Francesco Magnanelli (groin) and Rogerio (calf) made the squad list but it is uncertain whether they are really ready to play.

Spezia: Leo Sena and Ardian Ismajli are no longer isolating but they are still unavailable. Federico Mattiello (calf) and Giuseppe Mastinu (ankle) are close to recovering from their injuries, but they need another week. Giulio Maggiore has COVID, while Riccardo Marchizza just cleared it. Juan Ramos, Jeroen Zoet and Juan Ramos are out with thigh injuries. Matteo Ricci was a false positive and he is good to go, while Gennaro Acampora is a late scratch. 

Torino: Armando Izzo (thigh), Simone Zaza and Vincenzo Millico are on the shelf this week, Vanja Milinkovic-Savic was sent off from the bench.

Udinese: Walace and Jens Larsen make their return to the squad list this week as they have resumed practicing after their muscular issues, instead Bram Nuytinck will remain sidelined. Juan Musso will remain sidelined with a meniscus tear.

Verona: Antonin Barak turned negative, but he is still questionable, while Koray Gunter currently has Coronavirus. Giangiacomo Magnani (thigh) and Pawel Dawidowicz have been called up, while Migue Veloso will miss two more matches. Mert Cetin (thigh), Marco Benassi (calf) and Andrea Danzi (thigh) will stay on the mend. Samuel Di Carmine picked up a late hip injury, while Eddie Salcedo is out due to a coach’s decision. 

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