Smalling comes off with discomfort vs Spezia

Andy Mattioli

In an evening that saw him return on the score sheet for Roma, Chris Smalling had to be substituted in the second half due to the defender’s persistent complaints about discomfort in his right thigh.

According to Filippo Biafora of Il Tempo, the English centre-back felt pain in the abductor muscle of his right thigh. Smalling is expected to undergo tests today to assess the degree of the injury.

As a result, his availability for the crucial match against Atalanta is questionable.

In other news, Biafora reports that fortunately Roger Ibañez did not experience any significant injuries throughout the match vs Spezia.

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