Il Corriere dello Sport: Strootman to return in October

Corriere dello Sport claims Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman will be fit and ready to return next month, just 7 months after tearing his ACL.

The Dutchman, who was injured on March 9th against Napoli at the San Paolo, is healing quickly and the Rome-based newspaper suggests that his debut will be made on October 18th against Chievo. Strootman had surgery to repair his knee ligament on March 18th earlier this year and inital reports suggested that Roma may decide to hold the the midfielder out until January for precautionary measures.

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