De Sanctis progressing after elbow injury

Giallorossi goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis is progressing on-time after requiring surgery on his elbow, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The former Udinese goalkeeper has yet to make an appearance for Roma this pre-season: but this is by design. De Sanctis has been training fully with the club and will continue to sit out of the team’s pre-season matches in order to avoid a premature return. De Sanctis, however, will play in August 19th’s friendly against Fenerbahce at the Stadio Olimpico. Manager Rudi Garcia reaffirmed at his press conference earlier this week that De Sanctis “will always remain our number one”, despite strong and impressive performances from Łukasz Skorupski.

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