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Totti steps up recovery

2 December 2013 17:55

Roma captain Francesco Totti is due to step up his recovery from a hamstring injury and could return to training this week.

The 37-year-old has been out since October 18 after hobbling off in a 2-0 win against Napoli, after scoring three goals and assisting another six in a stunning opening eight games of the campaign.

Scans at the start of November showed signs of improvement for the attacker, and his condition has now improved sufficiently to begin a regime to boost his fitness.

A club statement read: "This morning (Monday), as per his recovery program, Francesco Totti – in the presence of the AS Roma medical staff – had a check-up with Professor Mariani.

"Test results showed the player's condition has improved and, as of tomorrow (Tuesday), he will begin a technical and fitness program aimed at gradually bringing him back into the squad.

It is welcome news for Rudi Garcia's men, who - despite being unbeaten this term - have seen their efforts stall with four consecutive draws in Serie A, leaving them three points behind Juventus.

The capital club will face a challenge to get back to winning ways on Sunday, when they host Fiorentina.

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Roma

W W W L W

2 - 1

Competition
Serie A
Date
8 December 2013
Game week
15
Kick-off
12:30
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Stadio Olimpico (Roma)
Attendance
48318

Goals

Maicon 7'
(assist by A. Florenzi) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
29' J. Vargas
 (assist by N. Tomović)
M. Destro 67'
(assist by Y. Gervinho) 
2 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
26 60'
13 7'
17
5 69'
3
16
15 23' 88'
6
24
27
8
Coach: R. Garcia
# Player Bookings
1 63'
2 16'
23
40
66 29'
15
21 13'
10
20
49
11 90+3'
Coach: V. Montella

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10:53
10:17
09:55
09:01
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06:30
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Tuesday 17 January

23:45
23:31
23:21
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Monday 16 January

23:41
23:14
22:48
22:06
20:42
19:56
19:54
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19:01
18:46
15:52
15:31
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09:51
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00:43
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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +24 45
2 20 +23 44
3 20 +22 41
4 20 +13 40
5 19 +8 37
6 20 +10 36
7 20 +8 35
8 19 +5 30
9 20 +9 30
10 20 -13 26
11 20 -2 25
12 20 -6 25
13 20 -4 24
14 19 -7 23
15 20 -5 23
16 20 -6 21
17 20 -15 18
18 20 -23 10
19 19 -20 9
20 19 -21 9

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