Lazio defender Stefan Radu’s recovery is progressing well and he could be available for this week’s league clash against Crotone.

According to a report from Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 34-year-old Romanian centre back has been working well in training lately and is expected to take part in full squad training later this week.


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This comes as good news for Biancocelesti fans, who have seen their side slip into a defensive crisis in recent weeks, with performances from Mateo Musacchio, Wesley Hoedt and Patric being particularly questionable.

Injured Brazilian Luiz Felipe is still recovering from his ankle surgery and needs a few more weeks before he’ll be able to play again, most likely at the start of next month.


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Radu, whose contract expires with Lazio in June, has made 19 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1427 minutes.

In that time, he has provided one assist and helped the side keep six clean sheets.