Giampaolo Shares Good News on Sensi and Quagliarella Injuries

Stefano Sensi and Fabio Quagliarella picked up injuries in the last Serie A round, but Sampdoria’s coach Marco Giampaolo reassured that these are only small muscular problems. He hopes to have both players available as Sampdoria prepare to take on Udinese on Saturday.

Sampdoria suffered a heavy 0-4 loss to Atalanta on February 28th, but that was not the only negative note for the Blucerchiati. Stefano Sensi, who arrived on loan from Inter in the winter transfer window, suffered a muscle injury – certainly not the first in his career.

Sensi’s bad luck is well known and the data confirm it: since his move from Sassuolo to Inter ahead of the 2019/2020 season, the number 5 had to skip 278 days of play because of injuries. That’s the equivalent of 76.16% of a year.

However, this last injury seems to be minor, as confirmed by coach Marco Giampaolo, who is counting a lot on his new jewel in the battle to save Sampdoria from relegation.

Speaking to DAZN, Giampaolo said:

“They picked up injuries, both him and Quagliarella. This was a physical game (Atalanta vs Sampdoria), one-on-one, [but] they are strong and have an edge. There was a risk of losing both of them.”

Fabio Quagliarella’s physical condition is also being evaluated but the outlook looks positive. Both players will be re-evaluated in the coming hours to determine if they will be available for the next match against Udinese or if their recovery will take longer.