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Lazio striker Ciro Immobile ruled out until 2023 with hamstring injury

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is braced for a spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.

The Italian striker limped off the field during the Serie A game against Udinese after sustaining a severe injury.

The Biancocelesti have released a statement after Immobile underwent medical examinations today, confirming that the Italian has a medium-degree injury on his left hamstring.

The statement read: “The SS Lazio medical staff announces that the footballer Ciro Immobile underwent clinical and instrumental examinations today at Paideia International Hospital. Examinations revealed a medium-grade injury to the left hamstring.

“The player has already started the specific treatment of the case and will be subjected to daily clinical monitoring. Further instrumental examinations will be repeated in the next few days to quantify the recovery times.”

While the time frame of the recovery is yet to be revealed, reports in Italy claim that Immobile is unlikely to feature again this year.

Immobile’s absence will be a massive blow for the Italian capital club as he has been the spearhead of their attack for a long time.

Winner of the European Golden Shoe in the 2019-20 season, the 32-year-old has maintained a remarkable goalscoring consistency over the years.

Maurizio Sarri has been left short of options, with Lazio failing to sign a back-up striker during the summer transfer window.

The Biancocelesti have been impressive in Serie A this season, sitting fifth in the table with 21 points after ten games.

By contrast, they have been a mixed bag in Europa League, as they are third in their group with five points.

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