Paulo Dybala pulled up in the warm-up ahead of Roma’s clash with Atalanta, adding to Jose Mourinho’s growing injury list.
After Paulo Dybala canceled his participation in Sunday’s match against Atalanta, Jose Mourinho declared that there was “no sense crying” over the expanding injury list for Roma.
In the warm-up before the Serie A match at Stadio Olimpico, Dybala suffered an injury.
The Argentina international sustained a left flexor issue in his thigh.
The Giallorossi’s starting lineup now features Nemanja Matic in lieu of the former Juventus attacker, with Lorenzo Pellegrini moving up to a more advanced position.
Dybala joins the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum (tibia fracture) and Stephan El Shaarawy (muscular) on the injury list.
Meanwhile, Rick Karsdorp anticipates missing six weeks as he gets ready for surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee.
Mourinho, though, is certain that his team must be prepared to handle these losses and maintain their composure.
He told DAZN: “The squad is in the best shape possible.
“We were fortunate really to play against 10 men for almost the whole game on Thursday [the 3-0 win over HJK], as that requires less intensity, pressing and running.
“It’s tough, but this is football. With the transfer window closed, there’s no point crying about it now.
“The season has lots of little problems to deal with.
“The big one was Wijnaldum, but Rick will be back in at least two months.”
On a brighter note, Nicolo Zaniolo made his Serie A return for the visit of Atalanta.
He has recovered from a dislocated shoulder.
Jose Mourinho added:
“Nico is in good shape and a player made to start games. He’s different to the others.”
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