Defrel undergoes knee surgery
Roma forward Gregoire Defrel could be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee, which had originally been scheduled to take place this summer. However, after the 26-year-old sustained an ankle injury last week, the decision was taken to accelerate the process in the hope that both problems will heal at around the same time. Whilst Defrel has not been a regular starter for Eusebio Di Francesco's side, he has still made 20 appearances in all competitions.
Gagliardini's season could be over
Inter manager Luciano Spalletti is at risk of losing Roberto Gagliardini for the rest of the season according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who report the muscle injury could be serious. Gagliardini came off on a stretcher during the game against Cagliari, visibly sore, with his hands on his face. The former Atalanta player remained in the locker for the rest of the evening and left the stadium limping. The 24-year-old suffered two minor knocks to the ankle and groin beforehand.
Immobile fit for Fiorentina match
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile will be fit to start Wednesday's match against Fiorentina. The Serie A's top-scorer was a doubt after picking up an injury in the derby draw with Roma last weekend. However, Italian media reports say that Immobile came through a morning training session well, and should start for Lazio. Immobile scored 27 goals in Serie A this season.
Manolas suffers injury
Roma have suffered a potentially huge blow ahead of their Champions League clash with Liverpool next week, with the news that defender Kostas Manolas is a major doubt for the game. The Greece international suffered an injury during the Rome derby against Lazio, but the full extent of the problem is not revealed. Manolas headed in late on against Barcelona last week to secure a 3-0 victory on the night and progression via the away goals rule.
Romagnoli to miss at least two weeks
AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli will miss at least two weeks with a thigh injury suffered in Sunday's draw with Sassuolo. His absence deals a blow to the Rossoneri's slim hopes of Champions League qualification, with title contenders Napoli next to visit Milan on Sunday in the first of three games in seven days. Romagnoli has made 25 league appearances this term for Gennaro Gattuso's sixth-placed side.
Barzagli suffers abdominal injury
Andrea Barzagli is set to miss Juventus' trip to Benevento on Saturday after suffering an abdominal injury. Juventus have confirmed the 36-year-old defender was hurt during the Serie A side's 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, although he completed the game. Test showed that Barzagli has a "distracting trauma of the oblique muscles of the abdomen".
Conti to miss six more months
Andrea Conti is set to undergo surgery on his left knee and spend another six months on the sidelines after tests revealed he had damaged his cruciate ligaments again. The full-back, who joined Milan from Atalanta in the summer, tore the ligaments in September after just two Serie A appearances for the club. Conti suffered a setback in training last week and tests revealed a further operation was necessary.
Roma rocked by Nainggolan injury blow
Radja Nainggolan could miss Roma's Champions League quarter-final showdown with Barcelona after suffering what appeared to be a muscular injury against Bologna. Nainggolan, a key figure in Eusebio Di Francesco's midfield, limped out of Saturday's Serie A clash after 16 minutes, clutching his right thigh. It remains to be seen whether the 29-year-old will be fit to feature in the first leg at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Conti suffers knee injury
AC Milan right-back Andrea Conti has suffered an injury to his left knee during Tuesday's training session. It is the same one that was operated on back on September 16th when the defender suffered ligament damage. However, the specialist examination excluded rupture of the reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament. It did reveal a trauma to the lateral compartment of the knee, the extent of which will be evaluated in the coming days.
Khedira provides positive injury update
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira was taken off yesterday during Germany's international friendly clash against Spain. Amidst concern that he could be a doubt for the games against Milan and Real Madrid, Khedira took to Instagram to post a positive update regarding his injury: "By the way, don't worry about my sub. It was only a precautionary measure after I felt a small induration. But now everything is fine again!"
Cengiz suffers knee injury
Forward Cengiz Under will miss Turkey's friendly against Republic of Ireland with a knee injury. Turkey manager Mircea Lucescu confirmed the Roma winger suffered a distortion to his left knee in training with Turkey national team. However, Under will likely be fit for Roma's upcoming fixtures against Bologna in Serie A and Barcelona in the Champions League. The 20-year-old has six goals and one assist in 24 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Hamsik withdraws from Slovakia squad
Marek Hamsik has pulled out of Slovakia's squad for the King's Cup after having his tonsils removed. The Napoli captain had been due to feature in his country's opening game against the United Arab Emirates on Thursday at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, but will now stay in Italy to recover. The 30-year-old missed a handful of training sessions in January with tonsillitis and a decision was made on Wednesday to undergo a small operation to remove his tonsils.