Daniele Galloppa is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after Parma confirmed a serious knee injury.
The midfielder suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage to his left knee during the Serie A game against Sampdoria at the weekend.
The Italian international, capped twice by the Azzurri, will require an operation that could keep him sidelined for around six months.
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