Lazio duo Adam Marusic and Danilo Cataldi are set to miss the opening game of the season against Empoli.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the pair are likely to be absent for the season opener against the newly promoted Empoli due to injuries, which also forced them to miss yesterday’s pre-season friendly against Sassuolo.

The 28-year-old Marusic is currently suffering from a muscle strain, which the club are monitoring closely in case it poses a bigger problem.


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The 27-year-old Cataldi is dealing with a hamstring strain and so the Biancocelesti need to carefully manage his recovery, with coach Maurizio Sarri believing the player to be the perfect backup to Luis Alberto.


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Lazio’s Serie A season will kick off next weekend away to Empoli on the evening of Saturday 21st August at 8:45 pm local time.

Their first home game of the season will be against Spezia on 28th August.