Serie A news

Pizarro boost for Roma

February 28, 2011

Roma are breathing a sigh of relief after it was revealed midfielder David Pizarro could be back in action in eight days' time.

Pizarro was stretchered off during yesterday's 2-2 draw with Parma after a tackle from Sebastian Giovinco, and it had been feared he had suffered a serious knee problem.

However, scans on Monday have confirmed that the damage is less serious than initially believed.

Pizarro is certain to miss Friday's match at Lecce but could feature against Shakhtar Donetsk in the return leg of the Champions League last-16 tie in Ukraine on March 8.