Udinese will have to do without captain Antonio Di Natale, as he suffered a thigh strain.
The star striker limped off during the 3-0 home defeat to Inter on Sunday afternoon.
Medical staff today confirmed tests showed a first degree lesion in the femoral bicep of the left thigh.
Although there is no word on how long he will be out for, this type of injury usually requires between two and four weeks on the treatment table.
Maurizio Domizzi also went off during that game and has been diagnosed with a heavy blow to the back.
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