Roma defender Chris Smalling is nearing his long-awaited return to the pitch.
After missing a month and a half with chronic tendonitis, Smalling is reportedly one step away from joining Mourinho and the rest of the team in group training.
The Englishman continues to suffer from painful muscles – something he’s been dealing with since the spring of 2023.
According to Il Tempo, Smalling never truly recovered from it, playing through injury near the final stages of last season and parts of this year’s pre-season.
However, the same newspaper claims the player has made considerable progress in his recent recovery and will training with the rest of the team on Monday ahead of the upcoming match with Monza.