Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti missed the team’s last fixtures of the season due to a slight right knee injury. PSG officials did not want to take any risk with the Italian’s injury and thus kept him out of its final five matches of the season, including the 2021 Coupe de France Final fixture against AS Monaco.
Now, the Italian national team is keeping a close watch on Verratti’s injury as the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament approaches. Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini did include Verratti in his squad list for the team’s upcoming two friendly fixtures but the PSG midfielder may not be expected to play as he continues to recover from his injury.
Italy team doctor Andrea Ferretti provided a minor update on Tuesday (via the FIGC’s official website) regarding Verratti’s injury where he hinted that while the midfielder has not been officially ruled out of the team’s opening Euro 2020 fixtures, nothing is out of the question just yet.
“For Verratti and the other players with injuries, we have everything under control,” Ferretti said. “None of them are ruled out. They are all potentially recoverable. We will take the days necessary to try to give the manager as many solutions as possible.”
Italy will kick off its Euro 2020 group stage schedule with a fixture against Turkey on June 11.
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