Fiorentina – Roma, Spinazzola on the pitch 311 days after injury

Fiorentina – Roma, Spinazzola on the pitch 311 days after injury

The Giallorossi winger broke the Achilles tendon during the quarter-finals of the European Championship with Belgium. Mourinho waited for him for a long time, in Fiorentina Roma gave him the first four minutes

Ten months and a week. Exactly 311 days. A lot has passed since the very serious injury in the quarter-finals of the European Championship between Italy and Belgium on July 2, 2021. And now Leonardo Spinazzola is back on the field with Franchi. Mourinho, who had already brought him to the bench, wanted to bring him in at 89 and 20 seconds instead of Karsdorp, with Roma losing 2-0 against Fiorentina. “For about a month, I’ve been feeling so calm and relaxed – Spinazzola said to Dazn mics – I couldn’t wait to enter the stadium. Even four minutes count, for me, whoever I’m going to play from here to the end counts. Last thought before entering? Finally, the moment I dreamed of came In these 10 months I have been waiting for it for a long time and I have been happy. Even if the greatest is to return to the group. Now I know that I can get stronger. The final in Tirana? I wish so much, for Roma, for the fans and also for me. It is also important that I hope to play the final and feel myself again.”

the wound

The Giallorossi winger, one of the best players in Mancini’s winning squad, has reported a ruptured Achilles tendon, forcing him to be suspended for an extended period. In recent weeks, Lacey Lempinen, the surgeon who operated on him in July and who saw him again at his clinic in Finland, said Spinazzola is ready to come back. Mourinho wanted to test him in the last four minutes of an important challenge to arrange the Giallorossi. He wasn’t able to do much, but his return still deserved applause. From all over Italy.

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