ROME, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Francesco Totti will miss AS Roma's midweek visit to Fiorentina because of a thigh strain, the Serie A leaders said on Tuesday.
Coach Luciano Spalletti is confident his side will cope without the striker.
'A great team cannot depend on one single player,' Spalletti told a news conference.
Roma are also without Italy midfielder Simone Perrotta, who has 'flu, and injured right back Marco Cassetti for the trip to Tuscany.
Totti will rest in order to recover for Saturday's home clash with champions Inter Milan and next week's Champions League match at Manchester United.
The player, who turns 31 on Thursday, has scored five goals in the last four games.
The 2006 World Cup-winner announced his retirement from international duty in July after bagging the European Golden Boot last term with 26 league goals.