Adriano sidelined by fractured shoulder

Roma's Brazilian striker Adriano faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after fracturing his shoulder in Coppa Italia clash.

The forward had to come off at half-time in Wednesday's Rome derby in the Italian Cup - Roma beat Lazio 2-1 - after suffering the problem. Roma said he will not need an operation but needs at least a month to recover.

The 28-year-old had made a rare start for Roma in only his seventh appearance of the season in all competitions.