Andrea Lazzari will be out for at least a month with a sprained knee, confirmed Udinese.
The midfielder limped off during the 1-0 defeat to Genoa on Sunday and underwent tests today.
Udinese released a statement announcing Lazzari had sprained his right knee with a strained collateral medial ligament.
The first prognosis, which will be clarified after 10 days of rest and treatment, is for 30-35 days off the field.
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