Il Messaggero: Castan likely to play against Fiorentina


Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero has reported this morning that, despite initial reports, Leandro Castan should be fit for Roma’s first match against Fiorentina.

The Brazilian center-back had to leave yesterday’s friendly against Fenerbahçe after just 10 minutes when he appeared to re-aggravate the thigh injury he sustained during the Giallorossi’s US-based friendly against Inter. Despite initial reports which suggested the player may miss 2-3 weeks, Roma are optimistic that Castan will be fit to play in their season opener against La Viola at the Olimpico.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.