Sunday August 2 2020
Insigne awaits injury verdict

Lorenzo Insigne faces an anxious wait for test results on his groin injury, as Napoli visit Barcelona for the Champions League next Saturday.

The captain was visibly distraught and practically in tears when suddenly pulling up during the final minutes of their 3-1 Serie A win over Lazio last night.

It was the last Serie A game of the season and the only focus for Napoli now is trying to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, having drawn the first leg 1-1 at home with Barcelona.

There are mixed reports today on the extent of the injury, which will not realistically be known until after he has tests on Monday.

Some sources point towards a suspected thigh strain, which would keep Insigne out for four to six weeks, effectively ending his season even if Napoli reached the Champions League Final.

Others are more reassuring, suggesting there is a knock to the bone where the thigh tendon connects, so it is a bruise rather than a muscular strain or tear.

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