Rossi injury boost for Viola

Giuseppe Rossi's calf injury is less serious than initially feared and could feature in Fiorentina's game at Lazio.

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Giuseppe Rossi: Could return to action sooner than expected

Giuseppe Rossi: Could return to action sooner than expected

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Giuseppe Rossi's calf injury is less serious than initially feared and the Fiorentina striker could feature in Sunday's game at Lazio.

Rossi was replaced in the first half of Monday's 2-2 draw against Parma and tests taken on Tuesday confirmed the 26-year-old is struggling with a calf strain in his right leg.

The Italy international, who is Serie A's joint-top scorer alongside Torino's Alessio Cerci with five goals this season, will miss Thursday's Europa League Group E match at Dnipro but has not yet been ruled out of the trip to Lazio.

A statement from the club read: "Rossi will remain in Florence to undergo treatment and his availability for Sunday's game will be evaluated."

Croatian striker Ante Rebic will miss the game in Rome, though, after suffering a thigh strain against Parma which will sideline him for three weeks.

The Viola are still without German forward Mario Gomez, who is out with a right knee injury.


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