Immobile Long Shot for Lazio-Juventus, Dybala and Pedro in Doubt

Ciro Immobile is attempting an extra speedy recovery to be ready for Saturday’s clash with Juventus. The Lazio striker missed the two recent World Cup qualifiers. His physical problem caused a back and forth between Claudio Lotito and Italy. The president thought the striker was healthy before arriving in Coverciano.

Immobile addressed the issue at the presentation of a friendly organized by the Vatican: “I have a small strain the in the calf. I do not know if I will be available against Juventus, but I certainly hope so.” Today’s tests revealed that the injury is improving but has not fully healed yet. He will be a late call, but his chances are slim, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Federico Bernardeschi will miss the Lazio fixtures and further matches. The winger sustained a low-grade strain of the psoas major muscle in the right hip with the Azzurri and will be re-evaluated in ten days. Moreover, Paulo Dybala is questionable. He suffered a calf ailment during the first Argentina game on the schedule. Then, he sat out against Brazil on Tuesday night. Further tests are necessary to shed light on his status. Moise Kean has recovered from a thigh injury during the break. Instead, Giorgio Chiellini and Matteo De Sciglio are doubtful due to muscular problems.

Adam Marusic tested positive for COVID in Serbia and is unlikely to clear the protocol in time. However, Lazio could surprisingly have Manuel Lazzari back after a calf strain. He is significantly ahead of schedule and practiced fully today, Sky Sport reports. On the other hand, Pedro limped off after a collision with Stefan Radu due to an apparent ankle issue and will have to undergo some check-ups.