Problems are mounting for Roma boss Zdenek Zeman after losing three players to injury in training on Friday.
Daniele De Rossi abandoned this morning’s session after picking up a problem to his right ankle. Miralem Pjanic is ready to replace him in the weekend game against Palermo.
Centre-back Leandro Castan also ended up in the treatment room because of muscle fatigue, so Nicolas Burdisso is on stand-by.
Daniel Pablo Osvaldo is a doubt too after he also suffered an issue with his right ankle.
Meanwhile, Mauro Goicoechea is set to start in goal after Maarten Stekelenburg failed to recover from the muscle strain that he picked up in the defeat to Parma in midweek.
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