Injury concerns for Roma defender while on international duty
The 26-year-old was gotten off to a great start with his new side, helping the Giallorossi to two consecutive clean sheet victories to start the season over Livorno and Hellas Verona .
Despite his great form, Benatia was kept out of Moroccan lineup by coach Rachid Taoussi as the Lions of Atlas picked up an away draw against Ivory Coast as a result of a nagging knee injury.
While the injury is not expected to keep Benatia out of the Giallorossi’s lineup the club will be keeping an eye on him after teammate Michael Bradley picked up an ankle injury while on duty with the American national team.
Benatia joined Roma earlier this summer after three successful seasons with Udinese where he made 97 appearances in all competitions for the Zebrette.
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