Walter Mazzarri has a selection headache after a number of players suffered injuries in training this week.
No fewer than eight Neapolitans are currently in the treatment room, generating concern ahead of Sunday's clash with Udinese.
Jose Sosa is due to have therapy this morning after spraining his knee while top prospect Nicolao Dumitru dislocated his shoulder during a match against Reggina's Primavera.
Utility man Michele Pazienza failed to complete training yesterday complaining of muscle fatigue and back-up goalkeeper Matteo Gianello suffered an injury like Sosa's too.
The likes of Hassan Yebda, Paolo Cannavaro, Salvatore Aronica and Manuele Blasi all trained away from the first team this week in an effort to get fit again.
Only Juan Camilo Zuniga returned to Mazzarri's disposal, meaning his options are significantly reduced at a crucial juncture of the season.