Cote D’Ivoire star player Gervinho picked up an injury during their 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea in a friendly international match at the end of March, and the hamstring problem has kept him from turning out for Serie A club side Roma
Following the Equatorial Guinea match Gervinho immediately travelled back to Italy in order to do the necessary scans and tests to determine the extent of his injury, which was revealed as a Grade I hamstring strain, and the club confirmed that he would be missing from the pitch for about three weeks.
Good news for the Giallorossi is that he is back in training this week in an effort to regain his fitness and return to the first team. He has missed Serie A encounters against Torino and Napoli, which ended in a draw and victory for the Romans respectively.
With seven goals and four assists during the course of 30 games thus far this season, the skilful Ivorian has been an important element of Rudi Garcia’s side.
The Romans are now focused on the league, as their time in the Europa League and Coppa Italia is over for the season, so they will be pleased that their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) champion is back in training and will soon be available for selection.
Roma play against Atalanta this coming weekend. Gervinho will not likely return in time for that match, but will be hoping to get back into the squad soon after, as the Italian top flight heads for the final games of the season.