A report in Il Corriere dello Sport has underlined a study carried out by UEFA, which highlights an abnormal amount of injuries suffered by AS Roma recently.
The figures, drawn up through research carried out by Swedish professor Jan Ekstrand of the University of Linkoping, show that there were 868 total injuries suffered by the 25 Champions League clubs in 2018/19. This yields an average of 34.7 per club, however the Giallorossi had no less than 56 injuries during this period.
Furthermore, the same report suggests that in terms of injuries classed as serious – lasting 28 days or more – the average per season is 11.2 per team. In just four weeks of action this term, Roma have already lost Diego Perotti, Davide Zappacosta (twice), Cengiz Under, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Devid Bouah, the latter who was injured with the Primavera but usually trains with the first team.
This makes six long term injuries in the season so far, more than half of the average for a full season.