United target suffers knee injury

2015-01-26 14:20
Kevin Strootman (Supplied)

Milan - Serie A title challengers Roma are sweating on Kevin Strootman after the Dutchman was forced off with a suspected knee injury during a 1-1 draw away to Fiorentina on Sunday.

Strootman only returned to the Roma fray prior to Christmas having missed the end of last season and the 2014 World Cup with a knee injury suffered in March last year.

The 24-year-old Dutch international was replaced in the 34th minute by Miralem Pjanic after tumbling to the ground clutching his knee following a challenge.

Roma coach Rudi Garcia told Sky Sport he believes the injury is "not too serious".

"We had him looked over by the doctor and it doesn't look too serious. We hope he will be okay because he's an important player for us. We'll see tomorrow," said the Frenchman.

Roma's third consecutive league draw allowed champions Juventus, 2-0 winners over Chievo earlier, to extend their Serie A lead to seven points.

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