Sunday September 15 2013
Gomez has ligament damage

Bad news for Fiorentina, as Mario Gomez is out for six weeks with ligament damage, while Juan Cuadrado dislocated his shoulder.

Both players went off during today’s 1-1 draw against Cagliari at the Stadio Franchi.

The club released a statement with the latest test results, confirming Gomez sprained his knee with partial lesion of the collateral medial ligament.

Cuadrado dislocated his shoulder, but there is no fracture.

“For Gomez it is a trauma that will have repercussions for several weeks,” Doctor Manzuoli told Radio Blu.

“Clearly everything will be evaluated with more detailed tests tomorrow, but with the first results we can say he’ll be out for at least three to four weeks, being optimistic. If the lesion is more serious, then it’s closer to six weeks.

“As for Cuadrado, it’s not an injury that occurs often in football. He can be back in the side within a couple of weeks, perhaps even less. It can be painful to the shoulder, but does not take long to recover from.”

David Pizarro was sent off for dissent, so will be suspended for Atalanta-Fiorentina next week.

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