Chiellini out for up to 20 days
Juventus are set to be without Giorgio Chiellini for their clash with Napoli and the first leg of Champions League tie with Bayern. The Italy defender picked up a leg injury in Juve's 2-0 win over Frosinone on Sunday.
"Giorgio Chiellini, who was subbed off during the game against Frosinone, underwent his medical exams today," the statement read on Juventus' official website. "The exams revealed an injury to the triceps surae muscles of the right leg. It will take about 20 days for him to start athletic activity again."
Pavoletti suffers hamstring injury
Genoa has announced that striker Leonardo Pavoletti is expected to be out for around six weeks after suffering a grade two hamstring injury. Pavoletti and Cristian Ansaldi went off with injuries in the goalless draw with Lazio on Sunday in the Serie A, and had medical tests on Monday. "Genoa CFC announces that the tests at Istituto Il Baluardo showed that Leonardo Pavoletti has a second degree lesion to the biceps femoris in the right thigh, while Cristian Ansaldi has a grade 1 hamstring injury in his left thigh," a statement confirmed.
Basta suffers hamstring injury
Lazio have confirmed that defender Dusan Basta has suffered a hamstring injury and will be sidelined for 7 to 10 days. The Serbian international was hurt in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Genoa and was forced to leave the field at half time. Basta has played 18 games for the Seria A club this season.
Kucka to miss at least 10 days
Slovak midfielder Juraj Kucka is expected to be ruled out for at least 10 days after picking up a thigh injury during the 1-1 draw with Udinese last weekend. Kucka will now join Giacomo Bonaventura and M'Baye Niang in the treatment room. Bonaventura missed Sunday's game due a muscular injury, while Niang had to be withdrawn against Udinese having played significant minutes over the past week.
Inter without Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic has been ruled out with a right thigh strain for Inter's match against Hellas Verona on Sunday. Thus, after being left on the bench for Nerazzurri's 1-0 victory over Chievo on Wednesday, the Montenegrin attacker will miss out on the clash against the other side from Verona.
Also unavailable for this weekend is centre back Miranda, as the Brazilian will be serving a suspension and is expected to be replaced in the starting XI by Juan Jesus.
Caceres out for the season
Juventus have confirmed that defender Martin Caceres will miss the remainder of the season through injury. Caceres left the field shortly after the hour mark during Juve's 1-0 win over Genoa on Wednesday and subsequently underwent a series of tests. Further investigation revealed a tear to the right Achilles, with Caceres now scheduled to go under the knife on Friday.
Three-week absence for Bovo
Torino will be without defender Cesare Bovo for three weeks after he underwent successful surgery to remove a meniscus from his knee. The 33-year-old, who has been a key play for the club this season, scoring twice in 15 appearances, required the operation after developing a problem with his left knee.
Khedira out for 2 to 3 weeks
Juventus announced on Tuesday that Sami Khedira will miss the next two to three weeks with a hamstring strain. After reporting continued discomfort in his right thigh after the game against Chievo, the midfielder underwent a series of medical tests. These revealed a torn adductor longus muscle. The news will certainly not please coach Massimiliano Allegri, who already has to do without Mario Mandzukic and Kwadwo Asamoah as the duo were recently ruled out as well.
Juventus lose Mandzukic and Asamoah
Forward Mario Mandzukic will be sidelined for a month, while midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah will miss two to three weeks. Both players suffered muscle tears during the 3-0 Coppa Italia win over Inter on Wednesday. They are both set to miss a key match against Serie A leaders Napoli on February 13, and Mandzukic will be forced to sit out the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 clash with his former club Bayern Munich on February 23.
Perisic to miss Juventus clash
Inter midfielder Ivan Perisic will miss Wednesday's first leg of the Italian Cup semi-final against Juventus. The Croatian international sustained a slight sprain to his left ankle in training, another setback for the Nerazzurri as they have won just once since the turn of the year. Perisic has made 21 appearances in all competitions and scoring three goals since his summer arrival from Wolfsburg.
Balotelli not fit enough
Sinisa Mihajlovic says Mario Balotelli will not be ready to face Inter on Sunday despite his goalscoring return to the AC Milan starting line-up against Alessandria. The Liverpool loanee made his first start since September in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg and scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot late in the first half.
"Mario was never in the condition to play in a derby. He has to improve his fitness levels, as he's been out for a long time. We will use the best available team," saiid Mihajlovic.
Biglia could miss a month
Lazio's defeat to Juventus in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals wasn't the only bad news for the club on Wednesday, as captain Lucas Biglia picked up an injury that could sideline him for a month. Having used all three substitutions, the Biancocelesti played out the final minutes with 10 men, when an evidently emotional Biglia was forced from the pitch on a stretcher and sent straight to hospital. The latest reports indicate the right ankle injury he suffered is as serious as initially feared, and could rule him out for the next month, putting him at risk of missing some crucial fixtures as the team aim to climb up the Serie A standings.