Wallace and Berisha return to training, Strakosha recovers from shoulder injury
Lazio have restarted their training after a day of rest.
WALLACE: The Brazilian defender suffered a muscle injury in the second leg of the Coppa Italia Quarter Final game against Inter and has been recovering since. VALON BERISHA: The Kosovan attacking midfielder has been suffering from a long-term muscle injury which flared up again last month before Lazio’s game against Genoa. Both players spent the majority of the day training with the first squad, as they both work back towards match fitness. First, they warmed up with the team and then worked through some ball possession drills. They did not take part in the final practice match, as only players who did not start against Fiorentina participated. Their workload will gradually increase after their injuries, and it makes sense for them to be a little cautious in order to avoid further injuries. They are being monitored daily to ensure a speedy and safe recovery in time for the key part of the Serie A TIM, in which Lazio will be looking for maximum points in the race for a Top 4 finish. Lazio’s elimination from the Europa League has removed any midweek matches (apart from the Coppa Italia Semi Final to come against Milan), giving the medical staff important time to help reduce the risk of any further injuries to the squad.
CIRO IMMOBILE: The Italian strikers ban against Parma this upcoming fixture gives him a much-needed rest, as he has worked hard since the New Year to help Lazio keep on top in all their games. MILAN BADELJ: The Croatian midfielder was absent from training this morning so that he could take part in a remembrance of his former Fiorentina teammate Davide Astori this afternoon. THOMAS STRAKOSHA: The Albanian goalkeeper was also missing in training today, after a partial dislocation to his left shoulder – an injury he picked up during the Derby della Capitale which flared up in the dying minutes of Lazio’s last game against Fiorentina. His recovery in the sports centre is scheduled for tomorrow morning.