Balotelli ruled out
Milan have confirmed that striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Sunday's Serie A clash with Juventus. The Italy international suffered a shoulder injury in last week's 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid. In addition, Balotelli will play no part in his country's friendly with Spain at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.
However, veteran forward Giampaolo Pazzini has been included, after being cleared to wear a mask to protect the broken nose he suffered at Sampdoria last weekend. Full-back Mattia De Sciglio is also available for selection after recovering from a minor ankle problem.
Rafael needs surgery
Napoli back-up goalkeeper Rafael will need surgery after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against Swansea. Rafael was making just his 11th appearance of the season in all competitions on Thursday but lasted just one half before he had to be substituted. The club did not specify when the 23-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper will be available to play again.
Balotelli out for 10 days
Milan have revealed that Mario Balotelli will be sidelined for around 10 days due to a shoulder injury. The striker was substituted 12 minutes from time in Milan's 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Mattia De Sciglio suffered an ankle problem in the UEFA Champions League match against Atletico and it is not yet known how long the defender will be sidelined for.
Gonzalo ruled out for Fiorentina
Fiorentina will be without Gonzalo Rodriguez for Thursday's UEFA Europa League match at Esbjerg after the centre-back suffered a thigh injury in training. The 29-year-old sustained a first-degree strain to his thigh muscle and is sure to miss the first leg in Denmark, though he could return for the decider in Florence next week. Fiorentina are also without injured defender Stefan Savic. On a brighter note, winger Juan Cuadrado, who injured a calf in training Monday, could feature againt Esbjerg.
Maicon suffers thigh strain
Roma right-back Douglas Maicon has suffered a thigh strain and is set to be out for about 10 days. The Brazilian limped off the pitch during last weekend's 3-0 victory over Sampdoria. Maicon will miss Saturday's Serie A match at Bologna and probably next week's game against his former club Inter.
Knee injury sidelines Vucinic
Juventus will be without Mirko Vucinic for a few weeks after the Montenegro striker twisted his right knee in training on Thursday. The 30-year-old is expected to miss the Serie A games with Chievo and Torino, as well as the UEFA Europa League match with Trabzonspor on February 20. Vucinic has scored 21 goals in 72 appearances since joining Juventus in 2011.
Roma defender Dodo out with thigh injury
Roma defender Dodo is expected to be out for around six weeks after suffering a thigh injury. The 21 year-old succumbed the muscular problem in training this week and will not return until the end of March. Dodo, who joined Roma from Corinthians in July 2012, had been filling in for first choice left full-back Federico Balzaretti, before losing his place to Greece international Vasilis Torosidis in recent weeks.
Postiga suffers calf injury
Striker Helder Postiga has suffered a calf injury. The Portugal international signed for the Lazio on a six-month loan deal from Valencia on Thursday, but club doctor Stefano Salvitori has confirmed that the goalscorer will miss the match with Chievo on Sunday. "Postiga has a calf injury and will be assessed within the next few hours," he said. "But I'm fairly positive he will miss the game with Chievo."
Fiorentina lose Borja Valero
Fiorentina's injury crisis continues to grow with news Borja Valero will be out for at least two weeks with a thigh strain. The Spanish midfielder underwent tests that revealed a first degree lesion in the left thigh muscle. Viola medical staff confirmed he will have treatment for 10 days and then undergo new tests to see how the situation has developed. It's another heavy blow for Coach Vincenzo Montella, who is already without Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez for the foreseeable future.
Ederson to miss rest of season
Lazio will be without Ederson for the remainder of the season after the Brazilian midfielder sustained a serious thigh injury during last weekend's 3-2 victory against Udinese. The 28-year-old has been forced to undergo surgery and will be out for five to six months. Ederson has made 15 appearances for Lazio this season, scoring once.
Rossi injury worse than initial diagnosis
Giuseppe Rossi risks further surgery, as the specialist found there is some damage to the anterior cruciate ligament. The Fiorentina striker flew to Colorado for a visit to Professor Steadman, who had already performed several operations on his anterior cruciate ligament, an injury that kept him out of action for two years. Rossi will have two to three weeks of rehabilitation treatment before new tests. There is no clue as to how long he will be out of action.
Rossi suffers knee injury
Serie A's leading scorer Giuseppe Rossi was waiting to discover whether he had suffered a third serious injury to his right knee after limping out of Fiorentina's 1-0 win over Livorno on Sunday. He was replaced in the 71st minute of the match. Rossi missed almost two seasons after two cruciate ligament injuries while at former club Villarreal, but has recovered to lead the Serie A scoring charts this season with 14 goals.