OFFICIAL! Argentine star ruled out for months with injury

As Lionel Messi recovers from a calf injury which kept the Argentine star out of Barcelona’s 5-2 win over Real Betis in La Liga over the weekend, his international team-mate Diego Perotti has been ruled out for two months with a thigh injury.

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The bad news for the Argentina international was confirmed in a medical update by his Serie A club, AS Roma, posted on its official website on Monday after the 31-year-old forward suffered the injury in training.

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As a result, Perotti was missing from Roma’s thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Genoa in the club’s first Serie A match of the 2019/20 season on Saturday, a match which saw former Manchester City duo Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov score a goal each.

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News of Perotti’s injury comes as the Giallorossi prepare for the eternal derby clash against city rivals SS Lazio in Serie A on Sunday.

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Along with the Rome derby against Lazio, Perotti is also set to miss Roma’s Serie A games against Sassuolo, Bologna, Atalanta, Lecce and Cagliari which come either side of the coming international break in the second week of September.

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What are your thoughts on the injury setback suffered by Perotti at the start of the Serie A season? Will it greatly affect Roma’s chances of enjoying a good run of results in the opening weeks of the campaign?

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