Gilardino blow for Viola

Boruc also struggling with shoulder injury

Gilardino: Three weeks out

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Fiorentina have suffered a blow with the news Alberto Gilardino faces a spell on the sidelines through injury.

Gilardino sustained a leg injury in the weekend draw with Juventus and scans have confirmed a tear to his muscle.

The Italian international is expected to be ruled out of action for up to three weeks.

Meanwhile, Fiorentina are waiting to find out the full extent of goalkeeper Artur Boruc's shoulder injury.

The former Celtic custodian is set to visit a specialist to get to the bottom of the injury after scans showed no serious problem.

Boruc's injury leaves Viola coach Sinisa Mihajlovic with an injury headache as he is already without first-choice keeper Sebastien Frey.