Mario Gomez’s return to playing action may come sooner than expected, with Fiorentina apparently considering his involvement against Udinese.
The German international only returned to working alongside his teammates in training on Wednesday,  having worked back from a recurring knee injury first suffered in September.
Whilst La Viola are understood to be keen not to rush the 28-year-old back, La Nazione are running the line that he could be called up for next Tuesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against Udinese.
Fiorentina, who are 2-1 down in that tie from this week’s first leg, reportedly see the player’s condition as suitable to allow for his return as soon as that, although it will still unlikely be from the first minute.
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