Kostas Manolas will be sidelined for around seven days after suffering a thigh injury, hence making it impossible for him to face Chelsea in the Champions League.
The Greek defender limped off the pitch with a suspected thigh strain on Saturday evening. Roma ended up losing the match 1-0 to Napoli at home.
Kostas Manolas To Be Sidelined Due to Thigh Injury
Roma’s club doctor, Riccardo Del Vescovo, spoke to Roma Radio on Friday to confirm the Greek defender’s injury.
“Kostas has injured his adductor magnus muscle,” Del Vescovo said. “It will sideline him for a few days, but the injury isn’t serious. It’s just a minor one.
“At the end of training of Wednesday, Kostas said he was feeling some pain in the left part of the adductor muscle group. We did some initial tests to see how it would develop over the next few hours.
“The pain was still there the next day and all the clinical tests came back showing a problem. We decided to put him on an individual routine before doing more tests, which revealed some oedema, suggesting quite a lot of bleeding.
The defender’s injury comes as a big loss to his side as they prepare to meet Chelsea on Wednesday. The team is going through a bit of an injury crisis. Roma is already missing the likes of Stephan El Shaarawy, Emerson Palmieri, Patrik Schick, Kevin Strootman, and Gregoire Defrel.
Lorenzo Pellegrini also went off during the Napoli game, but initial reports suggest it was just a precaution, as he had a muscular problem while on international duty with Italy.
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Main Photo Caption: Kostas Manolas of Roma injured during the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma vs Napoli at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on October 14, 2017. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli / NurPhoto via Getty Images)