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
Menez undergoes back surgery
AC Milan forward Jeremy Menez has undergone surgery to correct a slipped disc in his back. A rest period of around three weeks is believed to be required before the 28-year-old can resume strenuous physical activity.
Menez has recently dispelled rumours linking him with a move away from the Rossoneri by revealing he is content to be at the club and is looking forward to future success with the Serie A giants. Milan are apparently planning a major rebuild during the summer following the €480m investment from Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol, with around €150m being made available for transfers.
Lichtsteiner faces surgery
Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner is set to undergo ankle surgery following the Champions League final against Barcelona. According to Tuttosport, the 31-year-old has been suffering with pain and inflammation in his left ankle for sometime, meaning a cleaning out of the troublesome area has finally become necessary. They state an operation to solve the problem will take place around mid-June, after further examinations have been undertaken by specialists.
Biglia set to be fit for Napoli clash
Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia is expected to be fit for his side's crucial final Serie A game at Napoli. The Argentina international made his return to first-team action in the 2-1 defeat to Roma on Monday after recovering in record time from a knee injury. The 29-year-old is still recovering from the after effects of bruising to his knee, but will be available for the game that Lazio need at least a point from to secure third position.
However, the Biancocelesti will be without defender Stefan Radu as he has failed to recover from a calf problem sustained during the Coppa Italia final against Juventus. The Romania international is now set to undergo a hernia operation that had been scheduled to take place after the end of season.
Britos receives three match ban
Napoli defender Miguel Britos has received a three match ban after headbutting Juventus striker Alvaro Morata during Saturday's Serie A clash with Juventus. Britos will now miss the Partenopei's crucial final league game against Lazio this weekend and will also carry his suspension into next season.
Farnerud faces six months out
Torino midfielder Alexander Farnerud is expected to be sidelined for at least six months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Sweden international suffered the injury during training on Saturday and his worst fears were confirmed after an MRI scan revealed he had ruptured his ACL. He has made 21 league appearances since for Torino.
Romulo to miss remainder of the season
Juventus midfielder Romulo will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a thigh tear during Saturday's win over Inter. The 27-year-old was given only his third start of the Serie A campaign and played the full 90 minutes as Juve picked up their 25th league win under Massimiliano Allegri. However, the former Verona man will play no further part in the final weeks of 2014-15 after suffering the tear in his left leg, ruling him out of the finals for both the Champions League and Coppa Italia.
Palermo lose Bolzoni
Francesco Bolzoni will miss the final three games of the season after sustaining an Achilles tendon injury in his right leg. The Palermo midfielder sustained the injury during training ahead of his team's home match against Atalanta last weekend. Bolzoni, who has made 24 league appearances to help Palermo defend their top flight status in Serie A, is expected to be sidelined for six months.
Quagliarella to miss rest of season
Fabio Quagliarella will miss the rest of the season with a thigh injury. The Torino striker was hurt during his team's 5-1 defeat to Genoa on Monday. Medical tests showed a first grade muscular injury to the left adductor longus muscle. Quagliarella will be out for three weeks, missing the remaining three matches of the Serie A season.
Guarin ruled out for the season
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin has been ruled out for the rest of the season, after succumbing to a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old Colombian has enjoyed a good season, particularly after the appointment of Roberto Mancini, but will be unavailable for the run-in as the Nerazzurri chase a Europa League place. The club confirmed that Guarin would be out for four to five weeks after being diagnosed with a first degree lesion of the one of the connective tendons in his right hamstring.
Gervinho suffers hamstring strain
Gervinho may miss the final weeks of the season after suffering a hamstring strain in Roma's 2-1 defeat to Milan on Saturday. "Gervinho underwent tests this morning which revealed he has a minor strain to his hamstring," a statement released by the club on Tuesday read. "The Ivorian has already begun treatment."
Napoli hit with fines and suspensions
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has been handed a €10,000 fine and coach Rafa Benitez a one-match ban for actions taken after Sunday's 2-2 draw against Parma. Tempers erupted after the final whistle when Higuain and Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante had to be restrained. Benitez was suspended for an insult directed at Italian football. He will serve his one match suspension in Monday's evening match against Cesena.
Fiorentina without Richards for 10 days
Fiorentina will be without Micah Richards for around 10 days after it was confirmed the full-back had suffered a hamstring strain. The England international joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan from Manchester City, and has made 19 appearances in all competitions.
Winger Manuel Vargas also underwent tests today which revealed a strain to his right adductor muscle. He will embark on a two-week treatment programme, at the end of which the Peruvian will have further tests.