Farnerud faces six months out
Torino midfielder Alexander Farnerud is expected to be sidelined for at least six months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Sweden international suffered the injury during training on Saturday and his worst fears were confirmed after an MRI scan revealed he had ruptured his ACL. He has made 21 league appearances since for Torino.
Romulo to miss remainder of the season
Juventus midfielder Romulo will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a thigh tear during Saturday's win over Inter. The 27-year-old was given only his third start of the Serie A campaign and played the full 90 minutes as Juve picked up their 25th league win under Massimiliano Allegri. However, the former Verona man will play no further part in the final weeks of 2014-15 after suffering the tear in his left leg, ruling him out of the finals for both the Champions League and Coppa Italia.
Palermo lose Bolzoni
Francesco Bolzoni will miss the final three games of the season after sustaining an Achilles tendon injury in his right leg. The Palermo midfielder sustained the injury during training ahead of his team's home match against Atalanta last weekend. Bolzoni, who has made 24 league appearances to help Palermo defend their top flight status in Serie A, is expected to be sidelined for six months.
Quagliarella to miss rest of season
Fabio Quagliarella will miss the rest of the season with a thigh injury. The Torino striker was hurt during his team's 5-1 defeat to Genoa on Monday. Medical tests showed a first grade muscular injury to the left adductor longus muscle. Quagliarella will be out for three weeks, missing the remaining three matches of the Serie A season.
Guarin ruled out for the season
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin has been ruled out for the rest of the season, after succumbing to a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old Colombian has enjoyed a good season, particularly after the appointment of Roberto Mancini, but will be unavailable for the run-in as the Nerazzurri chase a Europa League place. The club confirmed that Guarin would be out for four to five weeks after being diagnosed with a first degree lesion of the one of the connective tendons in his right hamstring.
Gervinho suffers hamstring strain
Gervinho may miss the final weeks of the season after suffering a hamstring strain in Roma's 2-1 defeat to Milan on Saturday. "Gervinho underwent tests this morning which revealed he has a minor strain to his hamstring," a statement released by the club on Tuesday read. "The Ivorian has already begun treatment."
Napoli hit with fines and suspensions
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has been handed a €10,000 fine and coach Rafa Benitez a one-match ban for actions taken after Sunday's 2-2 draw against Parma. Tempers erupted after the final whistle when Higuain and Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante had to be restrained. Benitez was suspended for an insult directed at Italian football. He will serve his one match suspension in Monday's evening match against Cesena.
Fiorentina without Richards for 10 days
Fiorentina will be without Micah Richards for around 10 days after it was confirmed the full-back had suffered a hamstring strain. The England international joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan from Manchester City, and has made 19 appearances in all competitions.
Winger Manuel Vargas also underwent tests today which revealed a strain to his right adductor muscle. He will embark on a two-week treatment programme, at the end of which the Peruvian will have further tests.
Montolivo ruled out for rest of the season
AC Milan midfielder and captain Riccardo Montolivo will not play any further part for the Rossoneri this season after surgery to remove pins from his legs. The 30-year-old has only made ten appearances this season, returning to the side in late November, after suffering a broken leg the previous summer but has struggled with a number of muscular problems since, which has restricted his time on the field.
Four game ban for Menez
Jeremy Menez's season is effectively over after the Milan forward was handed a four-match ban. The 27-year-old was sent off during the second half of Milan's 3-1 Serie A defeat to Genoa on Wednesday and the "insulting gestures" he made in the aftermath have worked against him. Milan will now be without the services of a player who has scored 16 goals this term.
Perotti ruled out for rest of season
Genoa winger Diego Perotti, 26, has been ruled out for the rest of the season, after sustaining a muscular injury in the clash against Cesena on Sunday. "Genoa CFC announces that the tests performed on Diego Perotti showed a second-degree lesion to the flexor muscles, with the thigh muscle affected," a statement read on Genoa's official website. "A complete recovery is expected after the end of the season."
Denis handed five-match ban
Atalanta's attempts to beat the drop in Serie A have taken a blow with top scorer German Denis receiving a five-match ban for attacking an opponent after Sunday's draw with Empoli. A Serie A tribunal found that Denis had reacted furiously to threats from Empoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli, who was given a one-match ban for his part in the fracas.