Lamela facing three week lay-off
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Roma midfielder Erik Lamela will be sidelined for three weeks after injuring an ankle ligament against Torino on Monday night.

The 20-year-old Argentinian suffered a blow to his right ankle in the second half of a 2-0 Serie A victory over the Granata, with tests confirming ligament damage today.

A statement published on asroma.it read: "Erik Lamela has today undergone medical examinations which have revealed a ligament injury to his right ankle. The prognosis is three weeks (of recovery)."

Lamela has scored eight goals in 12 appearances for i Giallorossi this season, including seven goals in the six matches preceding Monday's game, but the young playmaker will now miss games against Pescara, Siena and Fiorentina.