Roma and Atalanta Hit by Injuries in Second Serie A Round

The most recent Serie A match-day has been rough in terms of injuries for multiple teams. Berat Djimsiti fractured his left fibula in the Milan clash, while Andrea Ranocchia his right one in the loss against Napoli, on top of spraining his ankle.

Georginio Wijnaldum suffered the same type of problem in training before Roma faced Cremonese. In such game, Nicolò Zaniolo bowed out before the end of the first half due to a shoulder issue. The diagnosis was relatively mild as he is dealing with a dislocation that will cost him three-to-four weeks, Adnkronos reports. The starlet himself confirmed his timetable on his social media pages.

Instead, Djimsiti, Ranocchia, and Wijnaldum face significantly longer recovery times. As per Corriere della Sera, they will be on the mend for two or three months, depending on whether they have surgery. The Atalanta defender and the Roma midfielder could opt for the quicker course of action to preserve their chances of participating in the World Cup.

The injuries will further spice up the final weeks of the transfer market window in Serie A. La Dea is now down two starters in the back considering José Luis Palomino has been suspended for doping-related charges, and his situation will not be sorted soon.

The Brianzoli also lost Pablo Mari and Marco D’Alessandro due to muscular issues over the weekend. According to Sky, Monza are considering signing former Fiorentina captain German Pezzella to replenish their rearguard. He returned to Real Betis in 2021.

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