S.S. Lazio goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani will out for two months after breaking a bone in his right hand.
S.S. Lazio goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani will be out of action for two months after breaking a bone in his right hand after six minutes of Thursday's UEFA Cup match against FK Crvena Zvezda.
Lazio advanced to the third round of the competition 2-1 on aggregate, but their celebrations were muted as Marchegiani's injury heralded a minor goalkeeping crisis at the Roman club.
First-choice goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi is still recovering from a head injury sustained against Parma AC last Sunday and the injury to Marchegiani - the 36-year-old former Italy goalkeeper who is playing his tenth consecutive season with Lazio - has left coach Roberto Mancini with a selection problem.
Concetti steps in
Peruzzi is doubtful for the match against Como Calcio this weekend but youngster Emanuele Concetti is ready to replace him after a good performance as substitute against the Yugoslavian side in the UEFA Cup.