Perotti Out For Two Months With Thigh Injury

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Updated August 26, 2019
Diego Perotti of AS Roma looks dejected during the pre-season friendly match between AS Roma and Real Madrid at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 11 August 2019 (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto)


Roma attacking midfielder Diego Perotti has been ruled out for two months with a thigh injury, the Serie A club confirmed on Monday.

The 31-year-old Argentine picked up the injury training at the weekend and missed Sunday’s Serie A opener, a 3-3 draw at home to his former club Genoa.

Perotti has “a strain in his left quadriceps muscle”, Roma said in a statement, adding he would be out between 45 and 60 days.

It means he will sit out the Rome derby against Lazio on Sunday and also league matches against Sassuolo, Bologna, Atalanta, Lecce, Cagliari and Sampadoria.

It is the latest blow for the five-times capped Argentina winger who played just 15 games last season because of injury.