Giuseppe Rossi is back in full training with Fiorentina, including tackles in games between ranks.
The Italy star has been out of action since damaging knee ligaments on January 5, but is steadily getting back into more and more intensive training sessions.
Today he began to take part in games between ranks with challenges allowed, as previously his teammates had avoided any real physical contact during these tests.
It is hoped Rossi can make his comeback in the Coppa Italia Final against Napoli on May 3, which will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Mario Gomez also hopes to be ready for that match, but he is still on a separate training schedule with Mati Fernandez and Ante Rebic.
Rossi needs to prove his fitness levels if he is to be picked for Italy’s World Cup squad this summer.