Saturday September 3 2011
Napoli injury worries in midfield

Marco Donadel looks to be out of Napoli's season opener, but Marek Hamsik is recovering. “I don't feel pain any more.”

The Partenopei are set to begin their Serie A campaign away to Cesena next Saturday, as the players' strike will be called off.

However, midfielder Donadel is very unlikely to feature after picking up a right thigh problem in training.

The summer signing from Fiorentina could also be ruled out of the Champions League debut against Manchester City.

There is good news from Hamsik, who suffered an injury during the friendly game with Palermo last weekend and is on international duty with Slovakia.

“I trained in Dublin the day before the game and I don't feel pain any more,” he said of the goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland.