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  1. Kevin Strootman: A Season Over Too Soon

    Julian De Martinis

    When Kevin Strootman went down against Napoli in the opening 15 minutes, fans feared the worst. The Dutchman has not spent much time in Italy but those who watch him know he is not much of a diver -- even less an injury-faker. His attempt to play on ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. Sabatini signs, but bodies needed back at Roma

    Julian De Martinis

    Most international breaks involve a week off for club sides, which can be vital for teams to recover injured players and catch a breather. With the international friendlies happening this week with a view to the World Cup, there is not much chance to...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. Recapping the current injury situation at Roma

    Julian De Martinis

    The injury situation regarding Roma's backline has reached a new nadir. If the moves for Radja Nainggolan and Michel Bastos seemed like useful depth to have, no one could have predicted how much of a need there would be for them immediately after the...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. Dodo ruled out as games come thick and fast

    Julian De Martinis

    Ahead of Roma's clutch match against Parma, news is swarming around Trigoria. Between injuries, new arrivals, and team records, there's not often a dull moment for Rudi Garcia. First and foremost: the bad news. Dodo picked up an injury in training...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  5. International break update: own goals and awards

    Julian De Martinis

    Some tasty news bits and talking points have emerged over the course of the international break: luckily, none are major injuries. Instead, we have coaches praising players, young center-backs looking to be on the verge of . . . something, and some ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  6. Break warmly welcomed by Roma front line

    Julian De Martinis

    International breaks tend to be stressful times for fans, especially if the matches are merely friendlies. Besides the ever-present fear of injuries (which is real and potentially long-term as Sami Khedira can unfortunately attest), the psychology of...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  7. Garcia turns to depth and youth against Udinese

    Julian De Martinis

    The Roma that will line up against Udinese on Sunday might look a little bit . . . odd. Injuries are forcing coach Rudi Garcia into either starting players that have mostly sat on the bench or even slotting some further forward, somewhat out of posit...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  8. Destro's impending return will be a boost

    Julian De Martinis

    It has been a long, long road to recovery for Mattia Destro. On Tuesday, Roma announced that the striker could begin full training after passing his final check-up on his knee. The news arrived with a sigh of relief: an injury nightmare which began i...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  9. Without Totti, Gervinho, Udinese becomes even more daunting

    Julian De Martinis

    Francesco Totti and Gervinho were both substituted against Napoli Friday with different injuries, leaving fans and spectators wondering if Roma could pull off a victory without two of their best players. They won, but the club has confirmed that the ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  10. Roma fans can breathe -- international break over

    Julian De Martinis

    The international break, which could not have come at a worse time, is finally over -- with Roma is on a roll in Serie A, and the fact the team traditionally struggles after breaks, it seemed a perfect chance for form to halt and injuries to occur. ...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  11. The unheralded cogs

    Julian De Martinis

    Underneath this glorious, fantastic, no-one-saw-it-coming start was a question that many took as a sign of a potential issue for Roma: what happens when the first XI experiences injuries or suspensions? Certainly, the starters have proven themselves,...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  12. Destro's injury: recapping a prolonged saga

    Julian De Martinis

    Mattia Destro has been injured for most of the past nine months. His case, which seems as if it should be open-and-shut, has become a rather big story in the Italian press the past few days. Part of that is probably the lack of real news now that the...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  13. International break: Injury-free (so far) but with mixed results

    Julian De Martinis

    When players go on international duty, fans of their clubs want two things: For them to be successful and not get injured. In the latter, more important aspect in terms of where Roma's concerned, this round of World Cup 2014 qualifiers has been a suc...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  14. Five reasons behind Roma's sixth away loss of the season

    Julian De Martinis

    An umimpressive Roma once again met defeat on the road with a 1-0 loss at Catania. Here's a look at what went wrong. Absences played a massive role. Between injuries (Francesco Totti, Pablo Osvaldo), suspensions (Miralem Pjanic) and Zdenek Zema...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  15. Catania - Roma: Where Injuries and Bogeys Collide

    Julian De Martinis

    The short version: Roma really, really need to win in what looks to be a difficult game against a team that has proven to be somewhat of a bogey side recently. The longer version: Catania are winless in their last three matches between Serie A and...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  16. Coppa Italia debates, injuries and transfer babble

    Julian De Martinis

    Coppa Italia woes Today Franco Baldini opened (continued) an argument that Roma is having with the FIGC (Italian Football Federation) about the upcoming Coppa Italia match against Fiorentina. The heart of the issue revolves around where the game w...

    Blog | January 10, 2013