Lazio all-time goalscorer Ciro Immobile suffered a hamstring injury in his right thigh in his side’s goalless draw at the Stadio Olimpico against an in-form Udinese outfit. He was forced off in the 29th minute, forcing a whole lot of speculation on his probable return.
Medical examinations are currently being carried out on the 32-year-old striker and as per Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), there are three hypotheses on the table following the outcome of the test results that is expected by the end of the week.
A first-degree strain would keep Immobile out of action for atleast three weeks, which means he might make it in time for the all-important Derby della Capitale against eternal rivals Roma on November 6.
The next speculation is a second-degree strain that would see him miss the rest of 2022, and return would be on the cards only in January.
Just came across the numbers and this is actually crazy:
In his last 5 years at Lazio, Ciro Immobile has only missed 13 games to injury. 149 games with 142 of those as a starter (via Sky)
Hope he returns quickly from the injury he picked up in yesterdays game ? pic.twitter.com/f4piXLENOC
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) October 17, 2022
The third idea is the worst one the Biancocelesti could consider i.e. leaving Immobile out of Maurizio Sarri’s season plans – which could mean a likely muscle tear.
Concrete results of his medical tests are expected to arrive by the end of the week.
The record-breaking forward recently entered history books by entering the list of the top ten goalscorers in Serie A history, when he scored his 188th league goal against Fiorentina last week.
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