Roma rocked with Destro suspension & Benatia injury

Roma received bad news this morning as it was made official that Mattia Destro would be suspended 4 matches after his incident with Davide Astori in the Giallorossi’s previous match with Cagliari. Video replays showed Destro and Astori both grabbing and striking each other, but it appears that the Roma striker will be the only getting punished. Roma will appeal the ban but if it is upheld, Destro will miss matches against Atalanta, Fiorentina, Milan, and Catania.

Roma received another blow as scans revealed centerback Mehdi Benatia will be out 4-6 weeks after straining his rectus femoris. It is unknown if Benatia will return before the end of season but Roma are unlikely to rush him back due to Champions League football being nearly guaranteed for next season.

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