De Rossi to miss CSKA-Roma

After sustaining an injury on his 450th Serie A appearance, Roma captain Daniele De Rossi remains on the sidelines.

Roma star Daniele De Rossi   -  Getty Images

Daniele De Rossi will miss Roma's Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow, head coach Eusebio Di Francesco confirmed.

De Rossi was injured in the first half of Roma's last match, a 1-1 draw away to Napoli, in what was his 450th Serie A appearance.

And, the club captain will miss Saturday's trip to Fiorentina as well as the Group G game away to CSKA four days later.

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"De Rossi won't be involved against Fiorentina or CSKA - and he may miss the Sampdoria game too," Di Francesco told a news conference.

Roma, which reached the semifinals of the Champions League last season, is level on points with Real Madrid after two wins from three Group G matches.

Di Francesco's side is struggling in Serie A, however, sitting eighth in the table after failing to win either of its most recent two games.

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