Atalanta dealt Pazzini blow
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Atalanta have been hit with the news that Giampaolo Pazzini will miss the next month.Atalanta have been hit with the news that striking starlet Giampaolo Pazzini will miss the next month of the season.
The Nerazzurri are currently rooted to the foot of the Serie A table, but the club were confident that Pazzini would play a key role in firing them away from trouble.
However, the club have been hit by the news that the promising centre forward will spend at least four weeks on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury against Brescia.
Pazzini has been told that he will have to go under the surgeon's knife in the next few days and the news will come as a huge blow to embattled coach Andrea Mandorlini.
The one saving grace for Atalanta is that the injury is likely to prevent interested parties from pushing through a transfer bid for Pazzini during January's transfer window.