Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi is set to miss out on the team’s first game of 2022 against Empoli.
As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 33-year-old Italian defender underwent a new round of medical tests today, with the team looking to clarify how long his recovery will take.
Acerbi picked up a small strain to his left thigh in the win over Venezia before the Christmas break and he has still not returned to full fitness yet, missing out on today’s training session in Formello.
Coach Maurizio Sarri understands that he most likely won’t have Acerbi for the upcoming match against Empoli next week but he’s hoping to have the 33-year-old Italian centre back for the following match against Inter on 9th January.
The 33-year-old Acerbi, who is contracted to Lazio until 2025, has made 24 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2146 minutes. In that time, he has scored three goals, provided two assists and helped the side keep six clean sheets.