Giorgio Chiellini “has recovered from his injury and could be on the field against Germany,” announced his agent.
There were reports the Juventus and Italy defender had made a rapid recovery after his thigh problem against the Republic of Ireland.
“I can say that Giorgio has recovered from his injury, is back at Cesare Prandelli’s disposal and could be on the field against Germany,” Claudio Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia this afternoon.
It is a big boost for the Azzurri, who face Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final on Thursday evening.
“I hope that he can start, but this depends on the Coach and the system he decides to pick, especially considering the number of absentees out wide.
“He is coming off a very delicate injury and the medical staff helped him recover in record time. Tomorrow I’ll fly out with most of my family to be at the game with Germany.
“Last night I dreamed I was on the field as well!”
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