Fiorentina rocked by Gomez, Cuadrado injuries

The former Bayern Munich striker is facing more than a month on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury against Cagliari, while Juan Cuadrado dislocated his shoulder.
Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez could be out for up to six weeks following a knee injury he picked up against Cagliari on Sunday.

The 28-year-old collided with Rossoblu goalkeeper Michael Agazzi during the 1-1 draw, with Borja Valero giving the hosts the lead before Mauricio Pinilla equalized late. David Pizarro was sent off for Vincenzo Montella's men in the draw.

“For Gomez it is a trauma that will have repercussions for several weeks,” team doctor Marcello Manzuoli told Radio Blu. “Clearly everything will be evaluated with more detailed tests tomorrow, but with the first results we can say he’ll be out for at least 3-to-4 weeks, being optimistic. If the lesion is more serious, then it’s closer to six weeks."

Meanwhile, Viola winger Juan Cuadrado also picked up an injury, dislocating his shoulder, but Manzuoli is less concerned about the Colombian.

"As for Cuadrado, it’s not an injury that occurs often in football," Manzuoli said. "He can be back in the side within a couple of weeks, perhaps even less. It can be painful to the shoulder, but does not take long to recover from."

Fiorentina boss Montella told Sky Sport Italia: “The injuries are certainly the saddest note of the day, so we can only hope they prove to be less serious than they seem."

The Viola are third following the point while Cagliari sits in eighth in Serie A.