Babacar to miss rest of season
Striker Khouma Babacar will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The Senegalese international, 22, was on the pitch for just seven minutes in Fiorentina's 1-0 home defeat to Verona on Monday before being forced off, and a scan on Tuesday showed he had suffered ligament damage. Boubacar's absence is a blow for Vincenzo Montella's side, who have been without Giuseppe Rossi all season after he ruptured knee ligaments in the summer.
Biglia ruled out for three weeks
Lazio will be without midfielder lynchpin Lucas Biglia for three weeks, after the player was ruled out with injury. The 29-year-old Argentinian international suffered a right ankle sprain in the weekend match against Juventus. Biglia has been a crucial part of the club this season, and his injury is a huge blow as Lazio try to cement the runners-up spot in the Serie A. Meanwhile, defenders Stefan De Vrij and Stefan Radu should be available for the next match against Chievo Verona.
Diego Lopez a doubt for Milan derby
A reported finger injury has put Diego Lopez's participation in Sunday's Milan derby into doubt. Lopez will undergo a late fitness test as Milan sweat on the condition of their first-choice goalkeeper. Veteran Christian Abbiati will likely fill in if the former Real Madrid man cannot recover his fitness.
Destro deemed fit for upcoming derby
AC Milan striker Mattia Destro is reportedly fit enough to participate in the clash with Inter on Sunday. The 24-year-old had to be carried off of the field after picking up a seemingly serious leg injury in the Rossoneri's 1-1 draw with Sampdoria on April 12, with many fearing he may have suffered a fracture to his left tibia, though it seems tests have now proven that no serious damage has been done.
According to ANSA, Destro has been able to return to training on Friday and is expected to be named in coach Pippo Inzaghi's squad but may be kept as a reserve player on the bench depending on his condition. Reports also suggest that the striker could earn a starting spot if his physical condition continues to improve.
Campagnaro sidelined for 3 to 4 weeks
Inter will be without defender Hugo Campagnaro for up to a month as he's suffering from a calf injury. "Hugo Campagnaro has a first grade lesion to the medial area of the right calf," Inter announced in a statement. "His recovery time is estimated at three to four weeks." The 34-year-old has made 16 appearances in all competitions for the Nerazzurri this season.
Triple blow for Lazio
Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij's injury is not as serious as first feared but the club must also deal with problems to Marco Parolo and Diego Novaretti. De Vrij have sustained a knee ligament damage during their 4-0 win over Empoli on Sunday and will be out for two weeks. Parolo will also be sidelined for at least three weeks after fracturing a rib in the same match. Defender Novaretti struck a sheet of protective glass in frustration after being sent off, fracturing his finger in the process.
De Rossi and Cole pick up injuries
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has suffered a hairline fracture in his back, the club have confirmed. The Italy international will now take part in a personalised training program over the coming days, and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit to face Torino on Sunday.
Meanwhile, left-back Ashley Cole has fractured his right hand, though the injury will not limit his availability. Cole, who has made just 16 appearances in all competitions this season, will wear a brace for three to four weeks.
Palermo lose Barreto
Palermo will be without captain Edgar Barreto for three weeks after the Paraguay international suffered a thigh strain. The midfielder had tests today that showed a Grade II lesion to the right thigh muscle.
Teammate Emerson was also diagnosed with a lesion to the ligament in the right ankle and he too will be on the treatment table for almost a month.
Tevez misses Fiorentina
Juventus have confirmed that striker Carlos Tevez will miss tonight's Coppa Italia semi-final through injury. The Bianconeri take on Fiorentina looking to overcome a 2-1 deficit from the first leg, but will have to do so without their star striker. The 31-year-old has 25 goals and eight assists from his 35 games in all competitions this season.
"Carlos Tevez will miss out on tonight's Coppa Italia semi-final return leg clash with Fiorentina," the club confirmed on its official website. "He returns to Turin as a precautionary measure due to persistent discomfort felt from flexor muscle fatigue in his right thigh, an issue first reported during yesterday's training."
Honda out for a few weeks
Milan striker Keisuke Honda will be sidelined a few weeks with a sprained ankle suffered in practice, coach Filippo Inzaghi said on Friday. Honda has scored six goals in 20 Serie A starts for Milan this season but will spend the next few games on the sideline. Giacomo Bonaventura, Adil Rami and Cristian Zapata returned to training, while long-term absentees Riccardo Montolivo and Stephan] El Shaaraw are still out.
Pirlo won't play against Empoli
According to Tuttosport and the Gazzetta dello Sport, midfielder Andrea Pirlo won't be taking part in Juventus' game against Empoli on Saturday and their trip to Florence in the Coppa Italia against Fiorentina next Tuesday. That means the original three-week diagnosis and timetable for Pirlo's return will be extended at least another week further as he recovers from the strain in his right calf he picked up against Borussia Dortmund last month. Juventus have not released anything officially regarding Pirlo's condition.
Torino lose Silva for a month
Torino wing-back Gaston Silva will be out for a month after suffering a thigh strain. The 21-year-old Uruguayan was diagnosed with a tear to the right thigh muscle and is expected to be on the treatment table for around 30 days.