Djordjevic fractures ankle
Filip Djordjevic fractured his right ankle during Lazio's 3-1 victory over Milan and will be out for three months. The initial fears were confirmed by a Biancocelesti statement, as x-rays showed a spiroid peroneal malleolus fracture. He will require surgery, which the club confirms will likely be on Tuesday January 27.
The Serbian striker was attempting to score the third goal at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday evening, but stumbled and the ball continued on to Marco Parolo. He was stretchered off in agony, replays showing his ankle turned very badly during the fall. The 27-year-old has scored seven Serie A goals this season.
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has not recovered from flu and will not play against Chievo. He was the latest to have picked up the illness from teammate Gigi Buffon and missed several days of training. Coach Max Allegri decided not to risk Pirlo and has left him to rest for this game.
Kwadwo Asamoah and Romulo are injured, but Angelo Ogbonna is included. Andrea Barzagli makes a welcome return to the squad in order to acclimatise, though Allegri pointed out he is "still a long way" from a comeback.
Badelj avoids ligament damage
Fiorentina breathed a sigh of relief after tests showed Milan Badelj avoided knee ligament damage. The midfielder was helped off the pitch in agony during the 3-1 Coppa Italia victory over Atalanta following a knock to the right knee. "Tests revealed a patellar contusion, but confirmed that there was no knee ligament damage. Badelj has already begun treatment on the injury," read a statement on the club's official website.
De Jong and Bonera injured
Nigel De Jong and Daniele Bonera have been added to Milan's injury list. "AC Milan communicates that tests for Daniele Bonera have diagnosed a lesion to the left femoral bicep and he will undergo further tests in around two weeks," a statement on Milan's website reads. "Less severe is the problem to the flexor medial of the right thigh for Nigel De Jong, suffered at the end of the match against Atalanta." The Milan statement didn't specify for how long De Jong will be out of action.
Torosidis picks up hamstring injury
Roma defender Vasilis Torosidis has reportedly picked up a hamstring injury. The Greek international was not included in the squad which drew 1-1 against Palermo on Saturday night due to injury, and it has been revealed that the former Olympiacos man has picked up a hamstring injury. The club announced on Sunday that primary examinations show that Torosidis has suffered grade one damage to his right hamstring.
Ranocchia avoids ligament damage
Good news for Inter, as defender Andrea Ranocchia has avoided knee ligament damage. The captain went off during yesterday's 0-0 draw with Empoli after spraining his left knee. Today he had a series of tests at the Istituto Humanitas di Rozzano and these excluded knee ligament damage. It is still a sprain, but his absence is therefore likely to be a matter of days and weeks rather than months.
Zapata and De Sciglio injured
Milan have confirmed that Mattia De Sciglio and Cristian Zapata will be out for at least six weeks. Both players were injured during the 2-1 Coppa Italia victory over Sassuolo on Tuesday. De Sciglio has suffered a lesion to the plantar fascia of his right foot, while Zapata has fractured the second metatarsal in his right foot as well. Reports suggest neither player will be on the pitch again until at least March.
Parma lose Lila
Parma will be without new signing Andi Lila for around six weeks after he picked up a calf strain on his debut. The Albanian international had played just 13 minutes of last night's Coppa Italia tie against Cagliari. Today the club announced Lila has been diagnosed with a grade II lesion to the right calf muscle.
Anderson out for three weeks
Lazio will be without midfielder Felipe Anderson for almost a month after the Brazilian sprained his knee during training. The club revealed that Felipe Anderson has injured his left knee but that tests carried out later on Thursday rule out "the presence of associated meniscal tears." Lazio added that the 21-year-old "will undergo a period of rest and medical care which is currently estimated at around three weeks unless there are complications." He has been in inspirational form of late, with five goals and five assists in as many matches in Serie A.
Zapata suffers bone fracture in his right foot
Milan won their Coppa Italia tie with Sassuolo but will have to do without the Colombian defender Cristian Zapata for about a month. "AC Milan communicates that in the final minutes of Milan-Sassuolo yesterday evening following a challenge Cristian Zapata suffered a bone fracture at the base of the second metatarsal in his right foot," a statement on Milan's website reads. Mattia De Sciglio also left the pitch with an injury but an official update hasn't been given yet.
Muntari suffers muscle injury
Milan winger Sulley Muntari has sustained an injury in training at the Milanello on Monday afternoon. The former Inter and Udinese midfielder suffered a muscle problem in his left calf and will be assessed on Tuesday to evaluate the full extent of the injury. The setback means the 30-year-old will miss Coppa Italia clash against Sassuolo.
Palacio's surgery postponed
Inter forward Rodrigo Palacio will not require surgery as tests have revealed that he can continue to undergo therapy. Surgery will only be taken into consideration should Palacio's injury worsen. Palacio has struggled with form due to the continued problem, scoring only two goals in 18 appearances in all competitions this season.