Friday May 31 2013
Report: Antonelli fractures shin

There are reports Luca Antonelli has fractured his shin during tonight’s friendly against San Marino.

The Genoa defender had an impressive first half and was one of the candidates to make the final 23-man Italy squad going to the Confederations Cup.

However, he sustained a knock during a goal-scoring opportunity and limped off just before the break.

News filtering through from the Bologna hospital suggests Antonelli has been diagnosed with a fracture at the base of the shin.

It would be a terrible blow for the full-back, who would miss out on the tournament in Brazil.