Napoli’s Mertens out for 3 weeks with ankle sprain


Napoli’s document objective scorer Dries Mertens has been dominated out for a minimum of three weeks with a sprained left ankle, the Serie A membership confirmed on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Belgian worldwide limped off within the first half of Napoli’s 1-0 defeat at Inter Milan on Wednesday.

“(Checks) revealed a primary/second diploma sprained trauma to his left ankle,” Napoli mentioned in a press release.

“Mertens has already begun rehabilitation which is able to proceed in Belgium through the Christmas interval. His situation might be re-evaluated in three weeks.”

Mertens will miss Napoli’s subsequent 4 league video games, in opposition to Lazio and Torino earlier than Christmas and Cagliari and Spezia within the first week in January.

Gennaro Gattuso’s facet are fourth in Serie A, 5 factors behind leaders AC Milan. They play Juventus within the Italian Tremendous Cup on January 20.

Mertens has scored 130 objectives for Napoli since signing from PSV Eindhoven in 2013, together with 5 this season in all competitions.

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