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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

D W D D 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
15
21 13'
10
20
66 29'
11 90+3'
49
Coach: V. Montella

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 20 +35 49
2 20 +18 42
3 20 +11 36
4 20 +13 34
5 20 +8 34
6 20 +9 31
7 20 +3 28
8 20 +0 27
9 20 -2 27
10 20 +3 26
11 20 +3 26
12 20 -4 25
13 20 -4 25
14 20 -10 24
15 20 -10 20
16 20 -7 19
17 20 -11 19
18 20 -10 18
19 20 -21 12
20 20 -24 9

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