Maicon Out Against Bologna

Brazilian right-back Douglas Maicon, who suffered a Grade 1 strain in his left thigh, has been ruled out for Saturday’s match against Bologna. Maicon will join Totti, Balzaretti, and Dodo on the list of players unavailable to Rudi Garcia.

Mehdi Benatia, however, will likely be fit for the match. The Moroccan centerback did not train today, as he is still resting off a contusion near his rib cage, but will return to training with the group on Thursday or Friday.

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