Sampdoria may be forced to name just one goalkeeper in their squad for this weekend’s trip to Juventus.
Of the four custodians in their first-team squad, only Tommaso Berni is presently fully fit and available to the Marassi outfit.
Sergio Romero picked up a knee injury in training this week, while Angelo Da Costa is struggling with an elbow complaint.
Meanwhile, teenage shot-stopper Wladimiro Falcone is away on international duty with the Italian Under-18s.
If Romero and Da Costa fail to pass fitness tests, then the club will ask the Italian Football Federation to send back Falcone.
Berni, formerly of Wimbledon and Lazio, has made three Serie A appearances for Doria so far this season.
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