Bad news for new Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret, who fractured a bone in his arm during training today.

The former Udinese and SPAL shot-stopper was involved in a nasty collision with teenage teammate Mezzoni at their Dimaro training ground.

He immediately winced in pain and had treatment before leaving the field with ice on his arm.

A statement from the club confirmed Meret has been diagnosed with a fracture of the middle third of the ulna in his left arm.

The limb has already been placed in a cast and initial reports suggest he could be out for four to eight weeks.

The club later announced that he will have surgery to reduce the fracture tomorrow morning.

It’s not clear how long this will take to recover from, but Meret is certainly a very unlucky player.

He is only 21 years old, but has just 13 Serie A appearances under his belt following shoulder problems, muscular issues and surgery for a sports hernia.

Meret was signed from Udinese for €22m along with teammate Orestis Karnezis.

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