Tuesday September 3 2019
Roma: Zappacosta out for weeks

Roma right-back Davide Zappacosta faces 3-4 weeks out after suffering a calf injury.

Zappacosta pulled up during the warmup before Roma’s 1-1 draw with Lazio in the Derby della Capitale on Sunday.

The Chelsea loanee underwent tests and it has now been confirmed that he picked up a second-degree calf injury.

Although the international break lasts until the following weekend, the 27-year-old could miss as many as seven games, including two Europa League fixtures and a clash with Champions League qualifiers Atalanta.

He joined the Giallorossi from Chelsea on an initial six-month loan in August, with the option to extend for the rest of the season.