Lazio have brought Alvaro Gonzalez back into the squad as an emergency measure due to the injury crisis.
Lucas Biglia is out for around six weeks with a calf strain, while Dusan Basta, Stefan Radu, Bastos and Federico Marchetti are also sidelined.
The situation has prompted a surprising rethink, as Gonzalez has been brought back into the squad.
He was frozen out in pre-season after loan spells at Torino and Atlas.
The Uruguayan turns 32 later this month and will undergo a medical tomorrow to see if he’s ready to play straight after the break for international duty.