Lazio have been handed a boost as Manuel Lazzari trained with the squad normally ahead of Sunday’s Serie A opener against Sampdoria.
However, the right wingback successfully came through Wednesday’s training session with a brace applied.
Gianluca Di Marzio’s website writes there is now ‘optimism’ that the 25-year-old will take part against Samp this weekend.
Failing that, Patric will fill in as Adam Marusic missed all of preseason with a knee injury.
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