Italy : Serie A injured & suspended list (with statistics)
The list includes both injured and suspended players. The columns are, respectively:
- date when the player was placed on the list
- player name
- player position
- number of games played
- number of goals - number of assists
- status for the day
- ?+ : likely to play
- ? : status uncertain
- ?- : unlikely to play
- - : will not play
- s : suspended
Khedira ruled out of Coppa Italia final
Sami Khedira will play no part in the Coppa Italia final on Saturday, having been left out of Juventus' team list. He has been recovering from a calf injury but failed to return to fitness in time for the match against AC Milan. It is a blow for Juve, who will also be without Leonardo Bonucci as the centre-back serves a suspension.
Milan welcome back Bonaventura
AC Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura could make his comeback from injury just in time for the last match of the Serie A season against Roma. He has missed the Rossoneri's last three matches due to a hamstring problem, but might still start from the bench should he be available for selection on Saturday. In the 32 league appearances Bonaventura has made for Milan this campaign, he's proven influential with six goals and 10 assists.
Icardi ruled out of season finale
After suffering a thigh injury against Empoli last weekend, Inter striker Mauro Icardi will miss his side's last game of the Serie A season on Saturday night. "Icardi has suffered a first-degree injury to the semitendinosus muscle in his right thigh, meaning he will not be available against Sassuolo," Inter confirmed on Twitter.
From Roberto Mancini's perspective, it will matter little in the grand scheme of things given that his side have already secured fourth place. However, it will be a timely boost for Sassuolo who are currently involved in a race for sixth place and opportunity to qualify for the Europa League.
Khedira doubt for Coppa Italia final
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will miss his team's final two Serie A games this season after medical exams revealed a first grade tear of the soleus muscle in his left calf. The German international arrived on a free transfer last summer, but has been plagued by a series of muscular injuries. He finishes the 2015/16 Serie A campaign with five goals and four assists in 20 appearances. However, Khedira could return for the Coppa Italia Final against Milan on May 21 at Stadio Olimpico.
Morata did not suffer muscle tear
Alvaro Morata did not suffer a muscle tear during Juventus' win over Carpi on Sunday. The news will come as a boost for the 23-year-old, who will be hoping to secure a place in Vicente del Bosque's Spain squad for Euro 2016. However, no confirmation was given as to when he will be available for a return to action.
Juventus will be without Stephan Lictsteiner, Mario Mandzukic, Paul Pogba and Hernanes for the trip to Hellas Verona on Sunday due to suspension.
Antonelli suffers tear in calf muscle
AC Milan defender Luca Antonelli faces a spell on the sideline after tearing a calf muscle. The 29-year-old was injured at the conclusion of Milan's draw with Frosinone on Sunday, when he scored from an overhead kick. A statement on the Rossoneri's website read: "AC Milan announces that, at the end of Milan-Frosinone on Sunday, Luca Antonelli suffered a partial tear of the soleus muscle in his right leg. Recovery times will be evaluated based on the evolution of the clinical picture."
Chiellini out with new injury
Defender Giorgio Chiellini is set to spend more time on the sidelines after suffering yet another injury in training. The 31-year-old Italy international, who missed Juventus' 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Sunday, would be out for two to three weeks after sustaining a minor ligament injury to his right knee. Chiellini has been out of action for more than two months this season after being hit with thigh, calf and knee injuries.
Sturaro out of Fiorentina game
Juventus on Friday announced that midfielder Stefano Sturaro has been suffering from mumps and will miss Serie A away game against Fiorentina on Sunday. "Stefano Sturaro underwent a medical check-up today with Doctor Libero Tubino, which revealed a severe case of mumps," Juventus said in a statement. The midfielder will, therefore, rest and receive antibiotic treatment for the next 4-5 days."
Marchisio to return in six months
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio has begun his long road to recovery from a serious knee injury after undergoing surgery on Tuesday. The Italy international faces a six-month layoff after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in Juventus' 4-0 win over Palermo at the weekend and will miss this summer's European Championship. Marchisio has played 23 times in Serie A this season with several minor injuries reducing his number of appearances.
Higuain's ban reduced to three matches
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain's four-match ban for violently protesting on the pitch over his dismissal was cut to three on appeal. The 28-year-old Argentine pushed the referee and shouted at him before being removed from the field by his team mates during Napoli's 3-1 loss to Udinese on April 3. Higuain, who has scored 30 goals in 31 matches, already missed his team's 3-0 win against Verona last weekend. He'll also sit out games against Inter and Bologna, but can now return at Roma on April 25.
Higuain gets four-match ban
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has received a four-game ban for his altercation with a referee during last weekend's 3-1 defeat against Udinese. The Argentine's suspension represents a hammer blow to Napoli's Serie A title hopes with the league's top scorer now due to miss upcoming games against Verona, Inter, Bologna and Roma.
Chiellini suffers fresh injury blow
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is back on the treatment table after making a brief return from injury. The Italy international , 31, missed the whole of March due to calf trouble, but was fit enough to start Saturday's 1-0 Serie A victory over Empoli. Chiellini lasted only 53 minutes before being withdrawn for Juan Cuadrado, though, and and subsequent tests have revealed a thigh injury that will rule him out of action for "around 20 days".