Leonardo SPINAZOLA is set to make an incredible return from his dreaded Euro 2020 injury in just 75 days.
The 28-year-old’s Euro came to a disastrous end when he tore his Achilles tendon during Italy’s 2-1 over Belgium in the quarter-finals.
Despite no contact between the pair, Spinazola broke down while chasing the ball past Belgian star Thorgan Hazard.
The Roma defender was soon taken off the pitch with a tear on a stretcher, when it became clear that he could no longer play.
Following a successful surgery on his Achilles after the Euro’s fastest player went to the final, it was thought he would be out of action for at least six months.
But Spinazola managed to defy the odds and cut his time down to just under two and a half months, he told La Gazzetta dello Sport, Football Italia.
The left-back’s recovery is going so well that he has even gotten rid of the crutches he needed earlier.
He smiled: “I’m fine, I threw the crutches.
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“It’s going well, also because I work out a lot. I’m halfway through the recovery process. It’ll be about two or three months.
If all goes well, he has 75 days to return to the pitch.
Prior to his injury, Spinazola was one of Italy’s stand-out stars in European competition.
And it turned out that they wrote a passionate letter to their fellow Italians, urging them to give their souls to each other before the final against England, leading them to victory.
Jose Mourinho will be hoping the ex-Juventus star can do the same for his Roma side when he returns from injury following his team’s poor showing in Serie A.
They were beaten 3-2 by Lazio a few days ago, making it their second loss in three matches.
Mourinho was not amused and angrily exited the post-match press conference.
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