There is more bad news for Lazio, as Andre Dias will be out of action for the rest of 2012.
The Brazilian defender has already been sidelined for a few weeks now, but today’s medical tests were far from reassuring.
“We’re still waiting for more results, but I think it will take at least another three weeks,” explained club doctor Lovati.
“We think it’s a muscular strain, at most first degree.”
This still means Dias is unlikely to recover full fitness in time for the final Serie A games of 2011.
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