Roma hope Francesco Totti can be fit to face Inter next week after an encouraging medical report.
The captain had been ruled out for at least 10 days with a heavy bruise to the gluteal region.
“Totti underwent medical tests this afternoon which confirmed that the bruising he sustained has gone down,” read a statement.
“The captain will continue with his rehabilitation program and be assessed again over the coming days.”
He won’t be fit for this weekend’s trip to Bologna, but hopes to be fit for the next round against Inter.