Brazilian full-back Dodo failed to complete his first training session at new club Roma yesterday, due to an inflamed knee.
The 20-year-old left-back, who had his transfer to the Giallorossi confirmed this week, met with his new Coach and teammates for their pre-season training at Trigoria yesterday, but did not complete the double-training session.
Having suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage in November 2011 to his left knee, the youngster did not take part in the preparatory work as a precaution, because the same joint was inflamed again.
The player has been included in the list of players called up to Zdenek Zeman’s pre-season camp at Riscone, that will be held from today through to July 17.
Daniele De Rossi, who visited Roma’s training ground yesterday, will be on holiday after his involvement with Italy at Euro 2012, before joining up with the rest of the squad before their tour of the USA.