Luca Pellegrini out, Pastore nears recovery


La Repubblica (Ferrazza): Di Francesco has come to terms with an injury list that . Yesterday in training in Trigoria, Luca Pellegrini, the first alternate to an already injured Aleksandar Kolarov, suffered an ankle injury and will be evaluated day to day, however, he’s unlikely to be there against Fiorentina. Though, Pellegrini won’t be a heavy absence given that Di Francesco preferred Santon on the left as a replacement for the SErbian.

With Santon on the pitch, the Giallorossi have own 67% of their matches: they’ve lost only once with Santon on the pitch (to Milan). Di Francesco can partially smile, though, given that Justin Kluivert and Javier Pastore are nearing recovery towards their respective injuries. It’s difficult to see the pair playing against Fiorentina, but they’re likely to be available next week for the clash against CSKA Moscow.

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