Napoli forward suffers fresh injury, set to miss Atalanta clash

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Napoli forward suffers fresh injury, set to miss Atalanta clash

Ayoola Kelechi 18:54 - 28.03.2024

The Partenopei will be without a key forward as they take on Atalanta in this weekend's Serie A action

Napoli forward Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is facing a setback after being diagnosed with an adductor muscle contracture, raising doubts about his availability for the upcoming clash against Atalanta.

Injury Update on Kvaratskhelia

Following Georgia's historic win over Greece, where they secured qualification for the European Championship for the first time, Kvaratskhelia sustained a muscle injury.

Napoli confirmed the unfortunate news, revealing that the forward suffered an adductor injury during the international fixture.

Official Statement on Kvaratskhelia injury

Napoli released an official statement on Thursday, stating that Kvaratskhelia underwent medical examinations upon his return from international duty. The tests revealed a "strong adductor muscle contracture in his left thigh," indicating the severity of the injury.

In an effort to facilitate his recovery, Kvaratskhelia has been working in the gym and undergoing treatment. Despite his eagerness to play against Atalanta, it is anticipated that Napoli's medical staff will advise against risking further damage.

Expected Absence

With Napoli set to face Atalanta in a crucial Serie A encounter, Kvaratskhelia is likely to be sidelined for the match. While the 23-year-old forward is keen to contribute, prioritizing his long-term fitness and avoiding exacerbating the injury will be paramount.

The news of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's injury comes as a blow to Napoli, depriving them of a key attacking option for the upcoming fixture against Atalanta. As the club continues to monitor his progress, fans will await further updates regarding his availability and recovery timeline.