AS Roma were left with a slightly bittersweet taste in their mouths after their recent 2-0 win over Lazio in the Derby della Capitale thanks to a fairly serious ankle injury suffered by Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian international winger had been in fantastic form going into the game but left it on a stretcher after rupturing ankle ligaments in a challenge by Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic.
As such, Salah is now facing a minimum of 4-6 weeks on the sidelines, though he was all smiles as Roma’s official Twitter account posted an update from his hospital bed…
Eagle-eyed viewers may notice that Salah wasn’t alone on the ward, as the errant elbow in Roma’s photo duly proves.
Indeed, another ex-Chelsea player is occupying the next bed along – not that he was deemed important enough to be included in the image of Salah, as the uncropped version duly proves…
Poor old Ashley. He’s Italian football’s answer to Mr Cellophane.
Just 11 Serie A appearances in 16 months, in case you were wondering.