Lazio will have to cope without Ciro Immobile for the remainder of the year. The hopes for a quick recovery, eyeing the Derby on November 6th, quickly vanished in the first few days after the injury since the edema was sizeable and didn’t allow to have a clear look right away. The Biancocelesti announced that the striker has been diagnosed with a medium-grade strain of the flexor muscles of the left thigh.
He will be out for about 40 days and thus return in 2023, SportMediaset informs. He will miss the next seven matches between Serie A and Europa League. Lazio will take on Atalanta, Salernitana, Roma, Monza, and Juventus in Serie A before the break. They will face Midtjylland and Feyenoord in Europa League.
Despite some attempts and a direct request by Maurizio Sarri, Lazio didn’t sign a proper Immobile backup last summer. They added just Matteo Cancellieri to their frontline. The youngster has occasionally featured in the role but is a natural winger. In addition, they didn’t retain Jovane Cabral and sold Vedat Muriqi, who handled such duties in the recent past. For the most part, they will turn to Felipe Anderson and Pedro as false-nine in the upcoming fixtures.
The Biancocelesti are currently fifth in the standings, five points behind the League-leading Napoli and one below the fourth-placed Roma. Their Europa League group is wide open, as the four teams are tied after four fixtures.
Our Take on Lazio Losing Immobile
This grueling season continues to make high-profile victims. As usual, the tongue turns to the aching tooth since the Biancocelesti don’t have a proper substitute. It’ll be a tall order to make up for his production.
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