Tuesday February 7 2012
Rocchi suffers thigh strain

Tommaso Rocchi has been diagnosed with a thigh strain, while Lazio also request for their game with Cesena to be moved forward.

The Biancocelesti have an injury crisis on their hands, missing Cristian Brocchi, Libor Kozak, Emiliano Alfaro, Lorik Cana, Stefano Mauri and Andre Dias.

The club was furious after Sunday morning’s 3-2 defeat at Genoa went ahead, insisting the arctic conditions and seven-hour journey to reach the port city prompted more injuries.

They lost Rocchi, Hernanes and Marius Stankevicius during the game, but this afternoon Lazio announced that Rocchi had been diagnosed with a second-degree strain in his left thigh.

With this in mind and sub-zero temperatures continuing to affect the country, Lazio have reportedly requested their game with Cesena be brought forward.

The tie is set to kick off at 19.45 UK time (20.45 local) at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday night, but the clubs want it to be an afternoon start


The Serie A game was already brought forward to Thursday because Italy are playing a rugby match in Rome on Saturday.