Lazio midfielder Hernanes is talking up his chances of facing Serie A rival Genoa on Sunday despite suffering a nasty head-clash in his side's mid-week Coppa Italia victory over Juventus.
Hernanes helped Lazio progress to the final with a 3-2 aggregate victory over the Turin giants before a bloody head clash with Luca Marrone forced the midfielder off on a stretcher.
Rushed to hospital for an MRI scan, Hernanes was discharged with a clean bill of health after results showed no serious damage was inflicted.
And despite claiming he remembers little of the incident, the former Sao Paulo star is head-strong in his belief he should be rushed straight back into the starting XI for the clash against Genoa.
"If it were up to me, I'd play the next game (away to Genoa)," the 27-year-old said.
"I started to regain consciousness in the ambulance, but I have no memory of the impact.
"When I arrived at the hospital, they told me we were in the final and the joy drowned out the pain. I want to thank the fans who supported me and the team as they always give us positive energy."