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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 L 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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Sunday 21 December

19:12
18:58
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09:44
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03:57
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02:10
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Saturday 20 December

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15:56
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15:39
14:09
13:26
12:03
11:59
10:31
06:56
05:40
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23:57
23:54
23:52
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22:53
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18:47
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17:43
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16:48
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13:55
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12:26
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05:53
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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +27 39
2 16 +17 36
3 16 +8 27
4 16 +8 27
5 15 +9 26
6 16 +6 26
7 16 +7 25
8 16 +8 24
9 16 -2 22
10 16 -4 22
11 15 +2 20
12 16 -4 20
13 16 -5 17
14 16 -6 17
15 16 -9 17
16 16 -7 16
17 16 -10 15
18 16 -8 12
19 16 -17 9
20 16 -20 6

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