Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has explained his decision to leave out star striker and club captain Antonio Di Natale ahead of this evening's trip to Catania.
The Zebrette could do with last year's Capocannoniere given they are currently on a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
Di Natale has struggled to score this season, finding the net on just two occasions in his 10 outings for Udinese in the current campaign.
"Toto has found it difficult to manage three games in a week and then he also has a calf problem," Guidolin explained.
Udinese now look likely to field a strike partnership consisting of Antonio Floro Flores and Alexis Sanchez.