Napoli have been dealt a fresh injury blow on Faouzi Ghoulam after the Algerian suffered a setback on his recovery from a knee problem. The left-sided defender was expected to return from a torn ACL for the Naples outfit this month, but a fractured right patella will keep him on the sidelines for at least four weeks.
"Ghoulam was operated on at Villa Stuart by Professor [Pierpaolo] Mariana due to a transverse fracture of the right patella. The intervention was perfectly successful. Faouzi will start rehabilitation [on Saturday]. He will be evaluated in 15 days and should return to the training pitch in a month," a Napoli statement confirmed.