Edin Dzeko, Francesco Totti, Seydou Keita injured as Roma thrash Carpi

Roma face an anxious wait to discover the extent of injuries to Edin Dzeko, Francesco Totti and Seydou Keita after all three were forced off injured during Saturday's 5-1 victory over Carpi.

Roma secured their first Serie A in three attempts as Kostas Manolas, Miralem Pjanic and Gervinho netted in the first half, with Mohamed Salah and Lucas Digne adding gloss to the scoreline after the break.

But Rudi Garcia was forced to replace Dzeko with Totti at the interval after the former Manchester City striker twisted his right knee, with substitute Totti then having to come off just 10 minutes into the second half.

Roma confirmed after the game that Giallorossi legend Totti "strained his right hip flexor" after helping Salah score the side's fourth goal, and will have the injury assessed further in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Dzeko will undergo tests on Sunday to determine the full extent of his injury, as will Keita, who had to leave the pitch in the first half with a thigh strain.

Roma coach Garcia was delighted with his team's display but aware that the victory came at a cost, saying after the game: "We said this the other day: 'If we play the same way we did against Sampdoria we will win lots of games.' We played well tonight and scored five goals.

"We might even have won by a bigger scoreline but Carpi never gave up. The win came at a price though because we had to make three changes due to injuries inside the first 55 minutes. That's not good for us going forward.

"Keita and Totti have picked up muscle injuries and Dzeko took a knock to his knee. Hopefully none of them are anything serious."

Of Gervinho, Garcia added: "We know he can be brilliant offensively and he showed during the preseason that he wants to do his bit to help the Roma cause. He had a very good game tonight and he's got his confidence back again now -- that's always good for a striker."

The former Arsenal striker said: "What mattered tonight was our performance as a team. We played superbly, got lots of goals and picked up three crucial points for the standings. Of course from a personal perspective I'm happy to have scored as well.

"It was important to me because I helped the team to get the win. I was really desperate to play and show everyone that I'm still the same Gervinho as before."

Asked about Roma's title chances, Gervinho added: "It's the start of the season and personally I don't think anyone should be called favourites at the moment.

"There are lots of very good teams besides Roma and Juve, like Inter and AC Milan for example. Of course we're a great team too. We'll see where we end up at the end of the season."