Daniele Dessena left Brescia’s 0-0 draw with Fiorentina on a stretcher and in tears, but Coach Eugenio Corini is hopeful “nothing’s broken”.
Dessena risks suffering a similar injury to the double leg break that cost him the majority of his 2015-16 campaign, his right leg again caught in a collision with Erick Pulgar, but Corini was remaining upbeat.
“There was some heavy bruising,” he told Sky Sport Italia after the game.
“The lad got scared, given it was the leg he hurt a few years ago.
“We’ll wait for the results of the tests, but the hope is that nothing’s broken.”
The result, meanwhile, saw the Rondinelle halt a run of back-to-back defeats.
“Fiorentina are a great team, we battled and we kept an important point at home, with less clarity and quality than we’d have liked but with character and the right spirit.
“Dessena’s injury had an emotional impact on the team. We executed our game plan well, especially in the first half.
“We also scored a goal, which was then disallowed. There were some potential openings for us, where we could’ve been more incisive.
“We need to improve in our next few games. Our fixture list has been complicated so far, but my team have done well despite that.
“We’ve dropped a few too many points away from home, the game against Bologna in particular.
“The League will be difficult for all the teams fighting relegation, but we’ve shown that we can take our fight all the way to achieve our objective.”
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