Napoli have suffered a triple injury blow as Lorenzo Insigne, Vlad Chiriches and Amadou Diawara will be out for the next three weeks.
Napoli confirmed on their official website that Insigne and Chiriches suffered thigh injuries, while Diawara fractured a bone in his right foot.
Only the defender started the 3-1 defeat to Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday, with their captain remaining a substitute and the midfielder coming on for the final 15 minutes.
Furthermore, Insigne and Chiriches need ‘approximately three weeks of recovery time’, whereas Diawara ‘will be checked again in three weeks’.
That rules the trio out of the Partenopei’s next four Serie A games against Udinese, Roma, Empoli and Genoa.
Insigne will also be unable to represent Italy during the international break and is now a major doubt for next month’s Europa League quarter-final against Arsenal, as are Chiriches and Diawara.