Napoli without Hamsik
Napoli are without attacking midfielder Marek Hamsik for the game with Udinese as he has still not recovered from a bruised metatarsal in his right foot and at this stage is also unlikely to be fit for the Champions League clash with Arsenal. The Slovak midfielder picked up a knock during an international against Poland and again a few days later in a brief appearance in the 1-0 defeat to Parma.
Milan deprived of Silvestre again
Matias Silvestre will be out for at least two weeks after suffering his third injury of the season. The Argentinian defender, who joined Milan on loan from city rivals Inter in the summer, strained his left thigh in training. The 29-year-old has made only three Serie A appearances this season after picking up a knee injury in September and a separate thigh problem in October.
Pirlo out until new year
Andrea Pirlo is expected to be sidelined until the new year with damaged knee ligaments. The Juventus playmaker, 34, suffered a knee injury in Sunday's 1-0 win against Udinese. Pirlo has appeared in 13 games for Juventus this season, scoring three goals. He has been in the starting XI for every one of Juventus' 15 games in the UEFA Champions League over the past two seasons. Meanwhile, Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has extended his contract with Juventus by one season until 2017.
Manuel Pasqual injured in training
Fiorentina defender Manuel Pasqual has been ruled out of Monday's match against Hellas Verona after suffering an injury in training. Striker Mario Gomez and midfielder Alberto Aquilani will also be unavailable for the game, as Gomez still hasn't fully recovered from a right knee ligament injury, while the latter is serving a suspension.
Robinho and Abate injured
Milan will go into December without Robinho and Ignazio Abate who suffered respective shoulder and ankle injuries. Both players picked up injuries during Tuesday's 3-0 UEFA Champions League victory over Celtic in Glasgow. Brazil forward Robinho dislocated his left shoulder and is expected to be out of action for a month. Italian defender Abate suffered a sprained ankle and is likely to be unavailable for several weeks.
Hamsik out of Dortmund clash
Napoli will be without captain Marek Hamsik for Tuesday's decisive trip to Borussia Dortmund in UEFA Champions League after the midfielder suffered a foot injury during the 1-0 home defeat by Parma. The 26-year-old has scored six goals in 12 Serie A games this season for Napoli, who can book a place in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage by avoiding defeat in Germany.
Denis to miss Bologna
Atalanta have suffered a blow ahead of Sunday's game against Bologna with striker German Denis unavailable through suspension. Denis, who is Atalanta's top scorer with five goals this season, was handed a two-match ban after insulting an official in last weekend's defeat at Livorno. To complicate matters for Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono, they will also be without midfielder Carlos Carmona, who was sent off against Livorno, and must serve a one-match ban.
Lengthy lay-off for Mesto
Midfielder Giandomenico Mesto could be sidelined for six months. The 31-year-old damaged ligaments in his right knee during Napoli's 2-1 weekend league win against Catania. Mesto has played eight games in Serie A this season, mostly as a full-back in place of the injured Camilo Zuniga.
Lazio lose Biglia and Novaretti
Lazio have been deprived of Lucas Biglia for around three weeks after the midfielder sustained a calf strain. Biglia was hurt in last weekend's 2-0 win against Cagliari in Serie A. Meanwhile, defender Diego Novaretti, who is struggling with a thigh problem, will be sidelined for around ten days.
Belfodil, Moras hit with two-game bans
Inter Milan striker Ishak Belfodil and Verona defender Vangelis Moras have each been handed two-game bans following their sending-off at the end of Inter's 4-2 Serie A win on Saturday. Meanwhile, Mateo Kovacic was substituted after 79 minutes against Verona because the midfielder had some muscle problems in the groin area. The extent of the injury was not immediately known.
After 18 years at Inter helm, Massimo Moratti sold a majority share of the club last week to International Sports Capital, an Indonesian company run by billionaire Erick Thohir. Thohir has purchased 70 percent of Inter's shares, becoming the first Asian owner of an Italian club. The 43-year-old is also part owner of the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA and D.C. United in Major League Soccer.
Totti out at least ten days
Francesco Totti will be sidelined for at least ten days with a hamstring injury. The 37-year-old Roma captain had to be replaced after 30 minutes in Friday's 2-0 win over Napoli with a right thigh muscle problem. Totti will definitely miss the Serie A matches against Udinese and Chievo.
Totti set for scans after thigh injury
Roma captain Francesco Totti said he will undergo scans in the coming days after suffering a thigh injury in his side's 2-0 win over Napoli on Friday. Totti was forced off shortly after the half hour and later said: "I'm sorry I had to go off. I felt pain in my thigh and just could not continue. We'll evaluate things in the coming days."