Atalanta hit with setback as Scalvini sidelined with Injury for a Month


Atalanta face a blow as defender Giorgio Scalvini sustained a muscle injury during their 3-0 win against Napoli, ruling him out for a month. The incident occurred on Saturday during the Serie A soccer match between the two sides at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Scalvini suffered the injury around the 25th minute mark of the second half while attempting to tackle Jesper Lindström as he charged towards goal. Although the tackle was successful, it came at a cost. An immediate substitution was necessary as Scalvini signaled the need for a change. Post-match, concerns were voiced by Atalanta’s coach, Gian Piero Gasperini, who feared a potential strain. Unfortunately, these fears were confirmed following medical examinations.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that tests revealed a medium-grade injury to Scalvini’s hamstring, which is expected to keep him sidelined for approximately a month. This setback not only affects Atalanta’s defensive line but also poses challenges for their upcoming fixtures.

Looking ahead, Atalanta will have to navigate through their matches without Scalvini’s presence. In the Coppa Italia clash against Fiorentina, Isak Hien is likely to secure his place in the lineup alongside Berat Djimsiti and Sead Kolasinac, aiming to fill the void left by Scalvini’s absence.


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