If you've ever found yourself questioning whether or not Roma were cursed when it comes to injuries, look no further. With Serie A resuming individualized and/or socially distanced training just last week, the Giallorossi's notorious penchant for injuries has already reared its ugly head.
In an individual training session earlier today, Pau Lopez suffered a micro-fracture of his left wrist, an injury that will keep him sidelined for three to four weeks. While we still don't have a time-frame for Serie A's return, if we look to the Bundesliga (who start this weekend) and the Premiership (who are slated to start June 1st) as examples, clubs will need several weeks of training to get back up to speed.
Do the math and it's likely that Lopez could miss the re-start of Serie A. If that is indeed the case, Antonio Mirante will be forced into action for the first time since December 12, 2019 when he started in Roma's 2-2 Europa League tie against Wolfsberger.
We have no idea what football will look like after such a long and unprecedented halt in play, but with so much rust to shake off, it wouldn't be shocking to see a rash of six or seven goal matches when play resumes, which puts the keepers under added pressure to perform like it's mid-season.
Micro-fractures can be notoriously slow mending injuries, so let's hope Lopez is a quick healer.