Lazio star Ciro Immobile will watch Italy’s crucial 2022 World Cup qualifier against Switzerland from the stands tonight.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 31-year-old Italian striker will attend the match at the Stadio Olimpico this evening, sitting alongside injured teammate Giorgio Chiellini in the stands.

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The checks on Immobile’s left calf, which were scheduled for today, will bed postponed until tomorrow to allow the edema to be fully reabsorbed.

The Azzurri’s medical staff think that the injury will keep the Lazio star sidelined for around 20 to 30 days, missing at least the next three games against Juventus, Lokomotiv Moscow, and Napoli.

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The injury is a direct result of the discomfort Immobile felt in his left knee; the change in running form to avoid feeling pain is what caused him to overwork his calf.

The loss of Immobile is a serious blow to coach Maurizio Sarri, who is now planning to deploy Pedro as a false nine in order to fill the gap.