Lazio manager Pioli justifies tackle on Salah
Lazio’s coach Stefano Pioli justified Bosnian midfielder Senad Lulic heavy challenge on Mohamed Salah, citing extreme enthusiasm that the players have in such important games as justification.
Salah was injured during Roma’s derby against Lazio on Sunday as Lulic stamped on the striker’s ankle at the start of the second half.
“There were a lot of tackles and we were fierce sometimes and so were Roma,” Pioli said to Mediaset.
“Of course Lulic did not intend to injure Salah; he just wanted to get the ball as it was in a dangerous area of the pitch,” he explained.
Initial reports indicate that Salah is suffering from a strained ankle, however the extent of the injury has not been confirmed yet.
UPDATE (09/11/2015): AS Roma have announced that Salah will be out of action for 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury.
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