Next Game

Sassuolo v Roma

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 19:45

Italian Serie A

Last Game

Roma 1 - 1 Atalanta

Sunday, 19 April 2015, 14:00

Italian Serie A

Maicon recovering from injury

Roma full-back Maicon has targeted a return to club action in the Serie A summit meeting with Napoli a week on Friday.

Last Updated: 09/10/13 at 15:52 Post Comment

Maicon: Roma full-back approaching full fitness

Maicon: Roma full-back approaching full fitness

The 32-year-old is expected to return to training with the Giallorossi at their Trigoria base in the next few days after sustaining a hamstring injury which ruled him out of Brazil's friendlies against South Korea and Zambia.

"I'm almost 100 per cent recovered from my injury," he told Brazilian sports news website Lancenet.

"This week I started physical work and now I have to improve because I have not trained for 12 days and because we have a difficult game against Napoli."

Despite missing Brazil's friendly double-header over the coming days, Maicon remains determined to be a part of the 2014 World Cup squad on home soil, as he was at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"(Injuries) happen in football. Clearly it came at a time when I was playing regularly for Roma and came at a sensitive time because I was going to join up with Brazil," he added.

"But it happened, now I'm back to work and I want to play well to get back in the national team. It was not a serious hamstring injury but the doctor thought it was necessary to rest for about 15 days to recover."

Maicon's return would be timely for Serie A leaders Roma, who take on second-placed Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday, October 18.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Marouane Fellaini: I never lost my quality during first Man Utd season

Marouane Fellaini has taken a swipe at his critics, saying his fruitful time at Everton was "quickly forgotten".

Kane makes cut but Hazard, Costa, Terry among six Chelsea players in PFA Premier League Team of the Year

Six Chelsea players have been named in the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League Team of the Year.

Tottenham and Everton winger Aaron Lennon investigated by police

Greater Manchester Police are investigating claims that Aaron Lennon assaulted a woman in a Manchester nightclub.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company