Genoa's Boriello faces six-week layoff

Genoa striker Marco Borriello could spend up to six weeks on the sidelines after spraining his ankle.

Football News: Marco Boriello, Genoa

The on-loan Roma forward pulled up during Sunday's 4-2 defeat to his parent club, with medical staff confirming the extent of the damage on Tuesday.

A statement on read: "Examinations conducted at the Baluardo Institute have discovered a sprain to Marco Borriello's right ankle.

"The striker has undergone both an MRI scan and an ultrasound.

"The medical staff estimate that he will be able to return to athletic activities in 45 days."

Borriello has scored three goals in seven appearances since returning to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in August.

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