Benatia, Maicon Injury Concerns

Defenders Mehdi Benatia and Maicon have been added to the list of potential players likely to miss out on the trip to Bologna on Saturday after the two players picked up knocks in Roma’s 3-0 victory over Sampdoria.

Benatia, who captained the Roma side during the first half, suffered a minor contusion while Maicon re-injured his left thigh, the same thigh he injured in the first meeting with Sampdoria, which kept him out for a number of weeks. The Moroccan and Brazilian join Francesco Totti, who is out with a left gluteal injury, on the injury list.

While Benatia is expected to recover in time for the match against Bologna, there are still serious doubts regarding Totti and Maicon, who will both be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

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