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Injury concerns for Pellegrini and Belotti

Roma face another injury crisis ahead of their match against Sassuolo this weekend with Lorenzo Pellegrini and Andrea Belotti both doubts. Giallorozzi captain Pellegrini suffered a deep lacerated contusion wound following a violent head-to-head clash with Igor Zubeldia during their 2-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League last night.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that the wound Pellegrini suffered (in the fronto-parietal area) required further examination via a CT scan – which came back negative – and was subsequently given 30 stitches. After spending the night in hospital and ruling out further injuries, the player was discharged but will be forced to miss the match against Sassuolo and his condition will be assessed ahead of the return match against Real Sociedad.

It’s an unfortunate situation for Belotti as well as he suffered a severe contusion to his wrist following a clash in play, which necessitated some examination. Checks – carried out in the morning – revealed a fracture that could prevent him from playing in the Giallorossi’s next fixture. The striker has broken the fourth metacarpal of his right hand and will undergo surgery in the coming days to reduce the fracture.

In addition to Pellegrini and Belotti, Ola Solbakken could also miss Sunday afternoon’s match as the Norwegian is still struggling with the muscle problem he picked up in training, which prevented him from making the bench against Juventus. Midfielder Brian Cristante, on the other hand, is definitely out, as he has to serve a day of disqualification. Also in doubt is Diego Llorente, who, after making his debut in a Giallorossi shirt yesterday, asked for a change at half-time due to discomfort in his left adductor.

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