Torosidis suffers calf strain
Roma's defensive woes have deepened after Vasilis Torosidis was ruled out with a calf strain. With Maicon already struggling with injury, the news that Torosidis requires treatment will see Roma's options at full-back severely limited in the coming weeks. "Earlier today, Vasilis Torosidis underwent medical tests that revealed a grade-one strain to his right calf," a statement read. "The player has already started treatment on the injury."
Vidic has knee problem
Defender Nemanja Vidic pulled up during the last training session before Inter takes on Dnipro in the Europa League. According to reports the Serbian defender has inflammation in his right knee. The MRI is reported to be negative but coach Mancini may end up without the player at his disposal for the next two matches.
Kovacic sidelined for Europa League
Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic will be sidelined for the Nerazzurri's upcoming Europa League clash with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk due to a bad bruise. The 20-year-old sustained the bruise in the derby della Madonnina against arch rivals AC Milan on the weekend. Despite missing the crucial match, Kovacic will most likely feature in the Nerazzurri's upcoming match with second placed Roma on Sunday in Serie A.
Asamoah considers knee operation
Juventus could be without Kwadwo Asamoah for up to two months as he considers a knee operation. The Ghanian last played in Champions League match on November 4, but has since been missing with a knee problem. According to Tuttosport, the 25-year-old has been feeling pain in his knee due to inflammation and may not make the trip to Sweden to face Malmo in the Champions League. The Bianconeri are keen to avoid surgery, but it may be the only solution to cure the issue, in which case Asamoah will be out for around two months.
Jankovic undergoes surgery
Verona midfielder Bosko Jankovic has undergone surgery on a fractured ankle. The club released a statement this afternoon confirming Jankovic had gone under the knife to correct a lateral malleolus fracture in his right leg. The operation was a success and over the next few days he will begin the rehabilitation process. It is not clear how long Serbia international Jankovic will be out of action for.
Alex out of Milan derby
Milan will be without Alex for Sunday's derby clash with rivals Inter after the defender suffered a thigh injury in training. Milan confirmed the news on Saturday, with the former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain man sustaining the injury in training on Friday.
Sunday's clash will be Filippo Inzaghi's first derby in charge of Milan, while Roberto Mancini will get his second stint at Inter under way.
Castan to undergo brain surgery
Roma defender Leandro Castan will have neurosurgery to treat a condition that caused dizziness and forced him off after 45 minutes in his only appearance this term. The 28-year-old Brazilian defender has not played since the 1-0 win at Empoli on 13 September, when he was replaced at half-time after complaining of acute dizziness. Medical tests later confirmed a cavernoma, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels that puts pressure on the brain.
Pasqual out for a month
Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual is expected to be sidelined for four weeks with a muscular injury. Pasqual sustained the problem during Italy's 1-1 draw against Croatia last weekend, and tests done on the 32-year-old defender have revealed a second degree lesion in the long adductor muscle of his right leg.
Muriel sidelined with thigh injury
Udinese's Colombia striker Luis Muriel is likely to be out of action for several weeks with a thigh injury. The 23-year-old Muriel injured his right thigh during a friendly against Red Star Belgrade at the weekend. On Tuesday, Udinese confirmed the injury is worse than first feared. No definitive recovery time has been given, but the club adds that the tests will be repeated in 8 to 10 days to get a more precise prognosis.
Roma's defender Yanga-Mbiwa suffered an injury while playing with the French national team and now coach Rudi Garcia is risking to lose the player for a long while. The first exams shows a serious muscular strain for the defender and he should be missing for at least twenty days.
Pasqual out for three weeks
Fiorentina have lost Manuel Pasqual for at least three weeks after he suffered a thigh strain. The wing-back had started Sunday's EURO 2016 qualifier against Croatia, but hobbled off just 27 minutes into the 1-1 draw. A new test will be performed in a week to check on his progress, but other suggestions are that Pasqual could be sidelined for up to two months.
Ghezzal fractures ankle
Striker Abdelkader Ghezzal is the latest addition to Parma's already long injury list, as the club confirm he has suffered a fractured ankle. The Ducali have released a statement confirming that the Algeria international fractured the distal end of his right fibula this afternoon in training. Roberto Donadoni is already without Jonathan Biabiany, Mattia Cassani, Gabriel Paletta, Soufiane Bidaoui, Cristobal Jorquera and Massimo Coda through injury.