Lazio striker Ciro Immobile sustains spine injury, rib fracture in car-tram accident


Lazio’s Ciro Immobile survived a car accident on Sunday morning in Rome.

The Italian striker, who was reportedly accompanied by his two daughters, was taken to Agostino Gemelli IRCCS University Hospital for examination.

According to a statement released by Lazio, Immobile suffered a distortion trauma of the spine and a compound fracture of his rib. However, the club assured fans that the 33-year-old had not sustained any serious injuries.

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Immobile, who has been one of Lazio’s top performers this season with 12 goals, remains under observation at the hospital.

Speaking about the incident, Immobile stated that the collision occurred after the tram ran a red light. Despite the substantial damage to his car, the striker seemed to have suffered only minor injuries, saying, “Luckily I’m fine, my arm just hurts a little.”

It is yet unclear how long Immobile will be out of action as a result of the accident, but Lazio will be hoping that he can recover quickly, given his crucial role in the team’s push for a top-four finish in Serie A.