Lazio Receive Immobile Blow Ahead of Tough Juventus Clash

By Apollo Heyes -

Ciro Immobile is unlikely to feature against Juventus tomorrow as his ankle injury is not healing quick enough.

The 32-year-old Italian striker suffered an ankle problem in the 2-0 win over Sampdoria last week and it’s still delicate and sore, leaving him frustrated on the sidelines. Every time Immobile pushes in training at Formello it swells up again, putting his presence for the clash against Juventus seriously in doubt.

As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Maurizio Sarri will have to re-invent Lazio’s attack for the clash against Juventus, with Immobile set to miss out entirely due to the ankle concern.

The two alternatives are currently Pedro and Jovane Cabral. The former has hardly featured recently due to physical issues and has only been back in training for a few days, whilst the latter is essentially an unknown in the Lazio squad, barely playing since his January move from Sporting.

Sarri may decide to start Felipe Anderson up front with Pedro out wide, playing the Spaniard for 50-60 minutes before switching him with Cabral. The alternative idea is to start the Cape Verdean winger and then bring on the 2010 World Cup winner later in the match.

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