Friday January 17 2014
Swelling reduces for Rossi

Giuseppe Rossi’s knee has responded better than expected to physiotherapy, perhaps bringing forward anticipated further tests.

The striker is currently waiting for swelling in the joint to reduce so that an evaluation can be made on the extent of any damage sustained to it from a challenge suffered at the start of this month by Livorno’s Leandro Rinaudo.

Whilst it was anticipated that this would be a two-week wait, Rossi’s agent has indicated that tests could be carried out by next week due to recent progress made by the player.

“After a long telephone conversation that took place yesterday with Luke Bongiorno, the physiotherapist for Pepito, we are evaluating the possibility of a visit of inspection for Rossi by Professor [Richard] Steadman, seeing that the knee has responded better than expected to physiotherapy in recent days and [the swelling] has reduced significantly,” Andrea Pastorello has told Tuttomercatoweb today.

“By Tuesday we will know for certain how to proceed. We have spoken with [sporting director Daniele] Prade and so Fiorentina were informed as soon as I received the phone call.”

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