In the match between Fiorentina and Lazio, Federico Chiesa lasted just 35 minutes: he was forced to leave the pitch prematurely due to a muscle strain in the rectus abdominis muscle… The hope is that he can return to playing as soon as possible and this is what Patric also hopes for. The defender – through his Instagram account – wished the 21-year-old Italian International a speedy recovery: “I look forward to seeing you on the field soon. The future of Italy and your crack”. Chiesa has made 30 appearances for La Viola this season so far – 27 matches in the Serie A TIM and three in the Coppa Italia. In this tenure, he has scored 11 goals and provided eight assists. If he is to remain sidelined, it would be a huge blow to Stefano Pioli and the club as a whole; Fiorentina will take on Cagliari in the Serie A TIM this upcoming weekend.