Boateng joins Muntari on the sidelines
Kevin-Prince Boateng failed to pass a late fitness test to join the AC Milan team for their final Serie-A game at Siena. The 26-year-old misses out through a minor knee injury. Boateng will now join Sulley Muntari on the sidelines as he also misses out with a two-game ban for last weekend's red card. His absence is however alleviated by the return of Riccardo Montolivo who returns from thigh strain.
Season over for Cassano
Inter forward Antonio Cassano will miss the Nerazzurri's final match of the season after he underwent surgery to stabilise a fractured bone in his hand. The 30-year-old suffered the injury during training on Thursday, ending his season prematurely. Inter released a statement confirming the surgery and adding to the long list of unavailable players for coach Andrea Stramaccioni in Sunday's final match at home to Udinese. Cassano joins the likes of Chivu, Jonathan, Obi, Mudingayi, Milito, Castellazzi, Stankovic, Mbaye, Gargano, Samuel, Silvestre and Zanetti on the sidelines.
Ljajic out against Palermo
Fiorentina will be without Adem Ljajic against Palermo on Sunday. The 21-year-old continues to serve his two-match ban after insulting officials at the final whistle of the Viola's match against Roma last weekend. Mohamed Sissoko, Marcelo Larrondo and Michele Camporese are all out through injury, while Vincenzo Montella welcomes back Alberto Aquilani to the midfield.
Pogba handed three-match ban
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been handed a three-match ban for spitting at an opponent in Sunday's 1-0 win over Palermo. The 20-year-old spat at Salvatore Aronica seven minutes from time and was promptly shown a red card. Pogba will miss the remaining three matches of the season against Atalanta, Cagliari and Sampdoria.
Two-match ban for Ljajic
Fiorentina forward Adem Ljajic has been punished with a two-match suspension for insulting the referee during a 1-0 defeat to Roma. The Serbia striker will miss matches against Siena and Palermo but will be available for the final game against Pescara. Ljajic's fellow countryman and teammate Nenad Tomovic picked up a yellow card during the game and will be suspended for next week's clash with Siena.
Campagnaro sidelined with calf problem
Napoli defender Hugo Campagnaro will miss Sunday night's clash against Inter due to a nagging calf problem. The Argentine defender could not overcome the injury that has been hampering him all week. As a result coach Walter Mazzarri will have to shuffle his backline with Alessandro Gamberini or Rolando favourites to replace him.
Montolivo may miss final four games
Midfielder Riccardo Montolivo could miss Milan's final four Serie A matches after tearing a muscle in his right leg, an injury that could affect the Rossoneri's attempt to hold off Fiorentina for third place and the final Champions League spot. Montolivo was injured in training on Thursday an will be evaluated in the coming days.
Zanetti: Injury will not end my career
Inter captain Javier Zanetti says he hopes to play again after rupturing an Achilles tendon in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Palermo.The defender, who will be 40 in August, is likely to be out for six months but says: "I'd like to play at least one more game in front of my fans, and I hope it's more than one." Zanetti has made over 600 Serie A appearances for Inter since joining the club from Banfield in 1995.
Pellissier snaps ankle ligament
Chievo have suffered a late season blow with captain Sergio Pellissier set to undergo ankle surgery. The 34-year-old striker has suffered a ligament injury during a training session, ruling him out for the rest of the Serie A season. "Tomorrow the captain will undergo further tests to set a date for a probable surgery," read a statement on the official Chievo website.
Ambrosini, Abbiati injured
Milan have suffered a double injury setback after midfielder Massimo Ambrosini joined goalkeeper Christian Abbiati on the sidelines. Captain Ambrosini failed to return after half-time in the 1-0 defeat at Juventus on Sunday with Abbiati lasting only 15 minutes before being replaced by Marco Amelia. Ambrosini picked up ankle ligament damage, while Abbiati has strained his right calf. The duo, along with injured midfielder Nigel De Jong and suspended defender Cristian Zapata, will definitely miss Sunday's visit of Catania.
Balotelli ban reduced
Mario Balotelli's ban for insulting a match official has been reduced from three matches to two on appeal but the AC Milan striker will still miss Sunday's key match at Juventus. Balotelli already served the first match of the ban by sitting out last weekend's draw with Napoli. He can return against Catania next week. One match of the ban came for picking up his fourth booking of the season in the 2-2 draw at Fiorentina two weeks ago. Another two matches were added for insulting one of the assistant referees at the end of the same game.
Injuries mount for Inter
Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo will miss the rest of the season, while midfielder Walter Gargano is also set for an injury layoff. The pair were injured in the second half of Sunday's 2-0 Serie A defeat at Cagliari. Nagatomo tore a meniscus in his left knee and Gargano has a left thigh strain. Inter are being plagued by injury at the moment, while the absence of Antonio Cassano, Rodrigo Palacio and Diego Milito has been particularly damaging to their league form.