Hellas Verona forward Alessio Cerci has been diagnosed with a thigh strain and is not expected back until January.
The former Torino man pulled up during the first half of their 3-0 Serie A victory over Milan on Sunday.
A statement released by the club confirmed Cerci has a Grade I lesion to the left femoral bicep.
He is expected to be out of action for two to three weeks, so won’t be available again until after Christmas.
This means missing games against Udinese and Juventus.