Atalanta release update on injured Duvan Zapata, may miss Roma clash later this month

John Solano

Atalanta announced today that striker Duván Zapata may be out for a prolonged period of time following a muscle injury—making him a question mark for the September 18th league clash against Roma.

The Bergamo side, who are joint second with Roma in the Serie A table, revealed they’re unsure as to when the former Sampdoria man will be back on the pitch.

“The Colombian striker underwent follow-up examinations today that showed an injury to the hamstring in his left thigh,” they noted on their website.

“At the moment, there’s no way to calculate a timetable for his return. Everything depends on the progress the player makes during his course of recovery.”

Zapata suffered the injury during the team’s 3-1 mid-week win over Torino. Should he be unavailable for the match at the Olimpico later this month, manager Gian Piero Gasperini would likely tap Luis Muriel to replace him in his starting formation.

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