Tuesday February 12 2013
No Mauri ligament damage

Lazio are breathing a sigh of relief with news that Stefano Mauri did not damage ankle ligaments, though he’s still in doubt to face Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The captain badly turned his right ankle in a bizarre injury during the 1-1 draw with Napoli on Saturday evening.

He was getting the ball out of the net after Sergio Floccari’s goal when he accidentally dropped it, trod on the ball and fell awkwardly.

There were fears of a lengthy lay-off, but today tests at the Padeia clinic showed it is only a sprain with no ligament damage.

Mauri is expected to be back for Monday evening’s Serie A match with Siena, but remains a major doubt for the Europa League on Thursday.

It is possible he could travel with the squad to Germany for the tie against Borussia Mönchengladbach, as they will remain there on Friday for a training session.

Midfielder Ederson could well make his comeback on Thursday in the Europa League.