Report: Alberto Gilardino ruled out for a month

The 29-year-old will spend some time on the sidelines after sustaining a calf problem and could miss the club's next five matches
Genoa has received some disappointing news from the treatment table as Alberto Gilardino will miss the next four weeks with a calf injury.

A scan on Wednesday evening revealed an injury to soleus muscle of his calf, a problem that could see him miss up to a month of action, according to

Gilardino is expected to miss the club's Serie A matches against Catania, Atalanta, Chievo, Parma and Lecce.

The news comes as a blow to the former Fiorentina striker, who signed for Genoa in the winter transfer window.

The Italian has scored one goal in five Serie A appearances for Genoa.