Ciro Immobile “feared for his daughters” and feels he had a lucky escape after the Lazio captain’s car was hit by a tram on Sunday.
The Italy striker sustained a distortion trauma of the spine and a compound fracture of his rib when his vehicle was struck in Rome.
He was taken to the Agostino Gemelli IRCCS University Hospital following the crash, which occurred while his two daughters were travelling with him.
Video footage showed substantial damage to the front of Immobile’s car and the 33-year-old is relieved he was not driving a smaller vehicle.
He is quoting as saying in the Corriere dello Sport: “An incredible blow. I only thought about protecting my girls. A nightmare, I feared for them. Luckily both we and the tram driver are here to talk about it. With another car I don’t know what would have happened.”
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Lazio president Claudio Lotito said: “Ciro is part of our family, he is a champion to whom I am particularly attached also from a human point of view.
“We are with him and we hope he will return soon, but now he must have the utmost serenity to think about his health and to that of his daughters.”
Immobile scored his 12th goal of the season from the penalty spot in second-placed Lazio’s 3-0 win over Spezia last Friday.
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