Gomez sidelined for two weeks

Mario Gomez will be out for two weeks with an ankle injury sustained during Fiorentina's 2-1 Coppa Italia win at Juventus on Thursday.

Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez has avoided another lengthy lay-off after injuring his ankle in the 2-1 Coppa Italia victory at Juventus on Thursday.

Gomez has been blighted with injuries since moving from Bayern Munich in 2013 - missing much of his debut season with a knee ligament problem.

A thigh issue sidelined the Germany international earlier this season and there were fears the problem could lead to a further prolonged spell out of action.

However, the Serie A outfit confirmed on Friday that Gomez will only be out for two weeks.

The 29-year-old is now likely to miss league fixtures against Lazio and Milan, as well as the UEFA Europa League last-16 first-leg clash at home to Roma.