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
Balzaretti suffers another injury blow
Roma full-back Federico Balzaretti has undergone surgery again for his on-going groin problem. The 32-year-old has been struggling with this issue since November 2013 and pre-season training was interrupted once more last week. Roma have now confirmed he visited a specialist in Munich and was forced into another operation on Thursday. Balzaretti will reportedly be out of action for at least another two months.
Morata out for 7 weeks
Alvaro Morata's move to Juventus has quickly turned sour after the Spaniard injured his knee in his first training session and was ruled out for seven weeks. The 21-year-old, who completed his move from Real Madrid on Saturday, suffered a second-degree injury to the medial collateral ligament in his left knee after being injured on Monday, the Serie A champions said in a statement. Morata will miss out on the entire preseason and is unlikely to be back in action before Serie A kicks off.
Morata picks up an injury in training
Alvaro Morata limped out of training with Juventus on Monday. The Spanish forward injured his left knee whilst training with the rest of the team. The initial medical report released by Juventus indicated a sprained knee, although the Italian club added that they will have to wait for the results of further tests he will undergo on Tuesday to know the full extent of his injury. If the ankle sprain is confirmed, the former Real Madrid man could be ruled out for about a month.
Barzagli to miss start of the season
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli will miss the start of the next season after being ruled out for three months following surgery. The 33-year-old has been suffering from a series of Achilles tendon and ankle problems and upon returning from the World Cup, underwent an operation in Finland. Barzagli will travel back to Italy on Wednesday and start a rehabilitation programme after a period of complete rest.
Savic has nose surgery
Fiorentina will be without Stefan Savic against Torino on Sunday, as he fractured his nose. The defender went under the knife Thursday in order to stabilise the fracture after an accidental clash during training on Wednesday.
Modibo Diakite is also in doubt with muscular problems, so Marvin Compper looks set for a rare start at centre-back. Ryder Matos is suspended and goalkeeper Norberto Neto still uncertain after fracturing a finger.
Arturo Vidal to undergo knee surgery
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal will undergo knee surgery, casting doubt over his hopes of playing for Chile at the World Cup finals. Vidal was instrumental in helping Juventus to the Serie A title in each of his three seasons at the club since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011. The 26-year-old has scored eight goals in 46 appearances for Chile.
El Shaarawy back for Milan
Stephan El Shaarawy is back in the Milan squad for Sunday's Derby della Madonnina with Inter. He has been out of action since undergoing surgery for a fracture in December, but made several appearances for the Primavera youth team to find match fitness.
El Shaarawy returns to the side, as does Nigel De Jong following his suspension. Valter Birsa and Riccardo Saponara are still unavailable.
Higuain suffers ankle injury
Gonzalo Higuain suffered an ankle injury and left the pitch on a stretcher during Napoli's 0-0 draw at Inter on Saturday. The Argentine striker was hurt as he took a shot in the final minutes at San Siro. Andreolli blocked the shot, and Higuain kicked the Inter defender's shin on his follow through.
There were initial fears that he might not be able to recover in time for the World Cup this summer, however, reports coming out of Italy suggest nothing is broken and the striker just picked up a minor sprain. "Gonzalo Higuain has a trauma to the right ankle, which will be evaluated over the next few days," the club said in a statement.
Higuain ruled out
An injury in training has forced Napoli to rule out Gonzalo Higuain for their encounter with Udinese at the Stadio Friuli on Saturday. Higuain made headlines one week ago when he scored his first Serie A hat trick against Lazio. However, the Argentine has been left out of the side travelling to Udine after a collision with teammate Valon Behrami.
Lazio injury crisis
Lazio visit Napoli in a completely reshuffled state as Keita Balde Diao has joined Miroslav Klose on the treatment table after picking up a knee problem in training. Giuseppe Biava also misses out in defence, while Federico Marchetti, Andre Dias, Alvaro Gonzalez and Ederson are injured. Lucas Biglia is suspended in midfield, leaving Coach Edy Reja with precious few options.
Honda out with ankle injury
Keisuke Honda is expected to miss the games against Catania and Livorno with an ankle injury. Honda joined Milan on a free transfer in January after his contract with CSKA Moscow had expired and after a few weeks he's finally starting to show his true qualities but his progress is now cut short with an injury as he's twisted his ankle. Keisuke, who scored a goal against Genoa, sustained the injury in training session at Milanello.
Vidal says he's experiencing knee pain
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal says he is currently struggling to play well because of pain he is feeling in his knee. The Chilean was substituted with 15 minutes remaining of match with Lyon but claims he did not go off due to tiredness. "My knee really is hurting me," Vidal said. "I can't really strike the ball. I've had 10 days to rest but the pain hasn't gone. It all started with the match against Fiorentina, I twisted it badly. We will see whether I can play on Monday, we're working towards it."