Monday June 18 2012
Chiellini injury 'worries' Italy

Italy’s chief medic has confirmed Giorgio Chiellini has a suspected thigh strain. “We are a little worried, yes.”

The defender pulled up suddenly during the 2-0 win over the Republic of Ireland.

“Unfortunately he had a muscular problem in his left thigh, so a new muscular problem after previous issues,” said Professor Enrico Castellacci.

“As you know, we cannot give an accurate diagnosis on these things immediately, so we must wait a few days.

“We are a little worried, yes. It’s a shame as he had come back quickly from a thigh problem in the other leg, but felt this latest setback.

“The other players are all in good shape.”

Chiellini almost had to miss out on Euro 2012 due to a thigh strain in his right leg, but recovered in time to play the first three games.

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