Struggling Cagliari are set to be without star man Andrea Cossu for their testing next two Serie A games.
The attacking midfielder, who has won international honours while with the Rossoblu, picked up a thigh problem in the game against Palermo at the weekend.
Although he’s started undergoing treatment on the issue, he’s unlikely to feature against Roma this weekend.
The 32-year-old is also set to be absent from the Sardinian outfit’s trip to Milan next Wednesday.
Cagliari are 16th in the table after two draws and a loss from their first three League ties of the campaign.
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