Napoli on Friday could be without their striker Lorenzo Insigne as they face Barcelona in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round-of-16.
The club confirmed after their 3-1 victory over Lazio on Sunday that thier captain has suffered a tendon injury in his thigh. Insigne had scored a penalty in that game and limped off in tears later in the final minutes.
Isigne will be closely monitored ahead of their champions league tie against Barcelona according the club.
On their official website the club issued a statement that reads: ‘Lorenzo Insigne has undergone tests that have confirmed that he has suffered tendon damage to the adductor longus muscle in his left thigh, in addition to bone bruising.
‘The player sustained the injury during the match against Lazio on Saturday.
‘Insigne will be closely monitored over the coming days.’
The 29-year-old Italian attacker has contributed 12 goals in all competitions for Napoli and is a key man for Gennaro Gattuso’s side.
Napoli held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at home with Dries Mertens taking them on the lead before Antoine Griezmann equalised for Barcelona.
Barcelona will be without Arturo Vidal after he was sent off in the first leg of the round-of-16.
Napoli finished seventh in the Serie A but qualified for the Europa League after beating Juventus to win the Coppa Italia.