Mancini and Veretout to undergo check-up’s tomorrow, Pastore undergoes follow-up exam at Villa Stuart on hip


Roma returned to the training pitch today after they were given a day off yesterday after their heavy defeat against Napoli on Sunday.

Chris Smalling, Gianluca Mancini, and Jordan Veretout all trained separately from the group as manager Paulo Fonseca is sweating the availability of all three players.

The Englishman has been out for the last two weeks due to a bout of food poisoning on top of reoccurring knee pain while both Mancini and Veretout were forced to come off early against Napoli with muscle injuries.

The latter pair will undergo follow-up examinations tomorrow but they will almost undoubtedly miss out on Thursday’s Europa League match against Young Boys.

Meanwhile, midfielder Javier Pastore, who has yet to feature this season, arrived at Villa Stuart this morning for a check-up. The Argentine returned to the Italian a few weeks ago after having spent much of the past two months in Spain, where he underwent surgery on his hip.

The former PSG man spoke briefly to present media members upon entering the hospital and stated, “I’m doing alright, I hope to be back soon.”

Pastore hasn’t played in a match for the Giallorossi since 28 June against Milan and isn’t expected to be available until after the New Year.

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