The physical conditions of Radja Nainggolan and Danilo D’Ambrosio were assessed during the afternoon at Appiano Gentile according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport.
There was more of a concern for the latter than for the former but Luciano Spalletti is hoping to avoid any muscle injuries that might bring any doubt about their respective presences when the league returns after the international break once the results are in.
In reality, the Belgian has already reassured everyone in a way that was not too subtle but incredibly effective, after stating on his twitter, “Thigh Problems? And Worrying? It is Amazing what they invent…”
Nainggolan made his debut for the Nerazzurri at the weekend against Bologna, scoring a goal that set them on their way to their first win of the season. As he has stepped away from International duty with Belgium, he will use the International break to make sure he is at peak fitness for the next Serie A game against Parma and then first Champions League game against Tottenham.