Roma striker Patrik Schick will miss two weeks with a muscular injury in his left leg, the club announced on its website. “Today Patrik Schick was subjected to further clinical and instrumental tests,” reads a statement by Roma. “These confirmed a muscular injury to the left hamstring, highlighting an area of swelling in the third proximal of the muscular-tendonal junction. Schick made his official season debut last Saturday against Verona after overcoming a previous hamstring injury.
Edin Dzeko was in top form as Roma comfortably won 4-0 at promoted Benevento in Serie A on Wednesday. Dzeko scored twice, his presence led to two own goals, plus he hit both the post and crossbar. Roma moved into fifth place, four points behind leader Inter Milan, with a game in hand. Dzeko put Roma ahead with a tap-in midway through the first half following solid work on the flank and an accurate cross from Aleksandar Kolarov. Dzeko hit the post at the half-hour mark, before being in position to redirect a cross from Bruno Peres when defender Fabio Lucioni knocked the ball into his own net. Shortly after the break, Dzeko — who led Serie A with 29 goals last season — scored his fifth of the season