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Florenzi Injury Update: Roma Breathe a Sigh of Relief

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Injury to Florenzi’s knee not serious; Di Francesco breaks hand

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One thing that may have gotten lost in all of last night’s action at the Olimpico was the fact that not long after scoring Roma’s second goal, Alessandro Florenzi went down injured. As he made another dash toward Atalanta’s penalty area, Florenzi was clipped on the back of the leg by a defender. Florenzi went down and asked for assistance once the ball went out of play. The Roma medical staff checked out his left leg, gave him a spritz of the magic spray, and it looked like Florenzi was good to go. However, just moments later Florenzi pulled himself from the game unable to continue.

With Roma’s history of the ACL curse, whenever a player goes down with a potential knee injury it’s a cause for concern; especially when it’s a player with Florenzi’s injury history. This morning Florenzi went in for further tests on his twice surgically repaired left knee and structural damage to the knee was ruled out, as reported by Corriere dello Sport. Florenzi is expected to be out for about two weeks, which mean that he’ll miss Friday’s match versus AC Milan, and Italy’s two matches against Poland and Portugal. Roma will hope to have him back soon after the international break.

EDF Also Injured

It was no doubt a rough night for EDF, despite Roma fighting back to steal a point from Atalanta yesterday. The Roma manager saw his team torn apart by the visitors in the first half. Meanwhile in the second half after Roma woke up and Manolas scored the winning goal EdF celebrated emotionally punching the glass that covers the players’ bench.

The result: a broken fifth metatarsal in his left hand. EDF’s hand was operated on this morning at Villa Stuart, and he’ll be released this afternoon.