NEWS
Wednesday April 14 2021
Roma: Smalling has specialist knee consultation

Chris Smalling’s fitness remains a matter of concern for Roma, and it’s reported the Englishman has flown to Barcelona for a specialist consultation with knee surgeon Ramon Cugat.

Smalling will miss Roma’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against Ajax tomorrow, and according to Calciomercato.com, he is in doubt also for the potential semi-finals on April 29 and May 5.

The Englishman has been training apart from the group and played his last competitive game against Genoa on March 7.

He is dealing with a muscle injury that seems to be caused by problems in his knee. Therefore, he reportedly flew to Barcelona for a specialist consultation with knee surgeon Ramon Cugat earlier last week.

According to Il Romanista, Smalling began a growth factor therapy during the international break, and Cugat suggested continuing it for a few weeks.

Meantime, Smalling has only played ten Serie A games this season, 961 minutes in total. He has 18 appearances across all competitions this term.

The former Red Devil joined Roma in a €15m deal from Manchester United in October after he had spent the previous campaign on loan in the Capital.