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.

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