Milik to miss three months after knee operation
Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik will be out of action for around three months after undergoing knee surgery, the club's head physio has said. Milik suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while on international duty with Poland and had an operation on Monday. La Gazetta dello Sport reported Alfonso De Nicola as saying he "wanted to be optimistic" about the striker's recovery time and thought it would be "three, three-and-a-half months, hopefully less."
Roma appeal Strootman's suspension
Roma have lodged an immediate appeal against a two-game ban handed to midfielder Kevin Strootman based on television evidence. The Serie A disciplinary commission announced that Strootman, 26, had been banned for "obvious simulation" as he fell to the ground after being confronted by Lazio's Danilo Cataldi on Sunday. Cataldi has been banned for one game for the red card he was then shown by a referee and has confirmed that he did impede Strootman. The suspension rules Strootman out of Roma's key upcoming Serie A fixtures with Milan and Juventus, but his club are refusing to accept the ban.
Salah out for three weeks
Roma forward Mohamed Salah has been ruled out for at least three weeks after suffering an injury to ligaments in his right ankle. Egypt midfielder suffered the setback in a training ground clash with teammate Thomas Vermaelen on Thursday. A statement issued by Roma on Friday said: "On Friday morning, Mohamed Salah underwent further tests which confirmed the original diagnosis. Salah will continue working on his recovery plan and should be out for three weeks."
Paredes out with ankle injury
Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes will be out of action for two to three weeks because of an injury to his left ankle. The Argentine was injured during the Serie A match against Pescara and tests have detected an injury to his ankle. Paredes will miss three games against Seria A rivals Milan and Juventus and the Rome derby against Lazio on Sunday.
Bonucci out 6-8 weeks
Juventus have announced that Leonardo Bonucci will be out of action for between 45 and 60 days due to a thigh injury. The Italy international was forced off during the 3-1 Serie A defeat to Genoa on Sunday. Juventus also loss right full-back Dani Alves to a fractured right fibula in the aforementioned match. He is expected to miss at least four months. Juventus' injury list also includes defender Andrea Barzagli and forwards Paulo Dybala and Marko Pjaca.
Dani Alves suffered broken leg
Juventus left-back Dani Alves had fractured the fibula of his left leg. The injury occurred in Juve's 3-1 away defeat to Genoa on Sunday, after the Bianconeri had used their three allotted substitutions. To make a bad day for the reigning Italian champions worse, defender Leonardo Bonucci was also injured. Bonucci was confirmed to have strained flexor muscles in his thigh.
Dybala to resume training next week
Massimiliano Allegri expects Paulo Dybala to resume squad training next week as he steps up his recovery from a thigh injury. The Argentina international has not featured for the Serie A champions since their 1-0 defeat to Milan on October 22. "You can expect to see Dybala training with us again next week," Allegri told a news conference ahead of Juve's Serie A contest at Genoa on Sunday.
Dybala's strike partner Gonzalo Higuain was also absent for Juve's Champions League win over Sevilla in midweek due to a hamstring problem. However, the former Napoli star is ready to feature against Genoa and will likely partner Mario Mandzukic in attack.
Medel to undergo knee surgery
Inter have confirmed that defensive midfielder Gary Medel is set for surgery on his right knee. The Chilean suffered a lateral meniscus injury during the derby with Milan. Tests conducted shortly after by the Inter medical staff confirmed their fears. Medel will hopefully be able to make it back in time to face Udinese in the first game after the winter break.
Bacca suffers thigh injury
Striker Carlos Bacca faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury in Milan's 2-2 Serie A draw with rivals Inter at the weekend. The 30-year-old was forced to leave the pitch with a muscular problem in the 71st minute. Bacca has scored six goals in 13 Serie A appearances this campaign, but has not found the net in six games, the longest time without scoring a goal since joining Milan in summer 2015.
Medel out with meniscus injury
Inter have given an update on Gary Medel's injury that caused him to leave the field in the first half of Sunday's Milan derby: "Gary Medel had tests today that showed damage to his lateral meniscus. His treatment options will be assessed in the next few days."
Romagnoli concern ahead of derby
Alessio Romagnoli could miss Milan's Serie A match with city rivals Inter after suffering a groin injury on international duty. The 21-year-old centre-back was hurt in Tuesday's 0-0 friendly draw between Italy and Germany. It is not yet known how long Romagnoli will be out of action, but a return in time to face Inter seems unlikely at this stage. Romagnoli has been a key figure for Milan this term, making 11 Serie A appearances.
Dybala still sidelined
Juventus are hopeful Paulo Dybala can resume training in three weeks following a spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury. The Argentina international has been out of action since suffering the muscular problem in Juve's 1-0 defeat to Milan on October 22. He has missed games against Sampdoria, Napoli, Lyon and Chievo due to the injury, but Juventus hope to welcome him back on the training pitch in early December.