If there was any hope that the international break would’ve allowed some injured Roma players to heal, it may have actually had an opposite effect. The club saw its injured list grow over the week off from game action. Daniele De Rossi remains out with a micro-fracture in his foot and is likely out for Saturday’s match. Additionally, Javier Pastore who injured his calf a few weeks ago also is unlikely to feature against SPAL.
On a positive note, Aleksander Kolarov who fractured his toe in Roma’s derby victory is on the mend, after skipping international duty with Serbia this week. However, he will still probably be held out on Saturday. Roma have a Champions League match coming up on Tuesday against group leaders CSKA Moscow and it’s likely that Kolarov will be allowed to heal a few extra days ahead of that match..
Two more names can now be added to the injury report at Trigoria. Argentine winger Diego Perotti, who has seemingly been dealing with injuries all year, has now been ruled out for at least three weeks with a calf strain. Additionally, Rick Karsdorp, who has become a forgetten man this season with Davide Santon’s emergence, pulled out of training with a left hamstring injury. The Dutchman will likely be out of action for at least ten days.