The Roma squad have landed back in the capital after their trip to Orlando, but it wasn’t quite such a successful excursion for Dodo.
The Giallorossi travelled to Florida last week as part of their promotional deal with the Disney company.
Off the pitch the trip was a resounding success, but on it, Rudi Garcia’s men could well have lost the Brazilian defender for the entire summer and part of next season.
The 22-year-old had to come off in their friendly win over Orlando on Friday with severe knee pain.
And although no confirmation has forthcoming from the club, reports are that Dodo will be out for six months with ligament damage.
The youngster was seen exiting Flumiciano airport this afternoon on crutches, and will now be assessed properly by club doctors.
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