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Totti doubtful for Arsenal tie

AS Roma captain Francesco Totti is a major doubt for their UEFA Champions League first knockout round tie against Arsenal FC after the 32-year-old striker's right thigh injury turned out to be more severe than first thought.

Francesco Totti could miss at least the away leg of Roma's tie with Arsenal
Francesco Totti could miss at least the away leg of Roma's tie with Arsenal ©Getty Images

AS Roma captain Francesco Totti is a major doubt for their UEFA Champions League first knockout round tie against Arsenal FC after his thigh injury turned out to be worse than first thought.

Further scan
Totti was forced out after 31 minutes of Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Calcio Catania, which ended a run of eight victories in all competitions, leaving the pitch holding the back of his right thigh. An initial scan yesterday showed up a strain that was expected to keep the striker out for a short period but further examinations on Tuesday revealed the extent of the injury and the 32-year-old has been ruled out for between 40 and 60 days. Roma travel to Arsenal on 24 February before the home return on 11 March, and Gunners captain Cesc Fàbregas looks set to miss the tie due to an injury revealed on Tuesday.