Italy doctor provides injury updates

by | Jun 13, 2021 15:31

Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi are expected to be ruled out of Italy’s game against Switzerland on Wednesday, but the Azzurri doctor Andrea Ferretti suggests they are close to recovering.

Verratti sustained a knee injury with PSG at the end of the season and missed the Azzurri’s debut game at Euro 2020 against Turkey on Friday.

The former Pescara man played 20 minutes in a friendly at Coverciano on Sunday, but according to Sky Sport Italia, he will miss Italy’s second game of the group stage against Switzerland.

Florenzi started the Stadio Olimpico clash on Friday, but was replaced during the half-time break with a calf injury.

“Verratti is in the last mile, but it’s the most difficult one. His recovery is ongoing since day two and is going ahead without any problem. We hope it will continue like this,” Italy’s doctor said.

“This path is shared with PSG doctors since, in order to be considered fit by UEFA, he must be judged as such also by his club’s doctors.

“We received a letter from PSG’s CEO Blanc and director Leonardo who thanked us for the collaboration.

“As for Florenzi, we hope he can resume training tomorrow, while. Berardi only picked up a knock.”

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