Ljajic leaves Fiorentina short

Fiorentina are facing a crisis in attack after losing Serbian

Adem Ljajic to injury for up to three weeks.

The latest news comes with Stevan Jovetic struggling with a leg

injury and veteran forward Luca Toni recovering from concussion,

and Vincenzo Montella’s men are starting to look worryingly light

up front.

Midfielder Ljajic is not a natural striker but has acquitted

himself well alongside Toni during the prolonged absence of

Jovetic.

A statement released on the club’s official website read:

“Fiorentina can confirm that Adem Ljajic has suffered a lesion to

his thigh during training.

“The prognosis is a break from training of around 15 to 20

days.”

Mounir El Hamdaoui is now Fiorentina’s only fit senior striker,

meaning 20-year-old Haris Seferovic may be drafted in after scoring

in Wednesday’s 2-0 Coppa Italia victory over Juve Stabia.