No major damage to Pellegrini’s ankle


Roma and midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini are able to breathe a sigh of relief after scans on the 24 year-old’s right ankle revealed no significant damage to the bone or ligaments.

Pellegrini suffered the injury during Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Sassuolo after midfielder Pedro Obiang stamped on his right ankle late in the second half. Initially there were fears that the player could miss several weeks due to potential ligament damage as he was seen limping heavily following the match — but after assessing the player over the last two days, the club’s medical staff remains confident that he will return soon.

Pellegrini’s ankle remains heavily inflamed and is almost a certainty to miss the match at the weekend against Bologna. Roma will continue to monitor his progress over the coming days then have the midfielder undergo follow-up scans to understand his progress.

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