Report: Verratti on Track to Make Euro 2020 Debut Against Switzerland

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti was kept out of the Italian national team’s Euro 2020 opener against Turkey due to a right knee injury.

The PSG talent now may be available to feature in the upcoming showdown with Switzerland as he has made promising progress with his injury.

For one, Verratti featured in 20 minutes of a friendly fixture between Italy’s reserves and Pescara. He finished his shift in the match without having suffered any setback with his injury.

Italian national team doctor Andrea Ferretti later provided (via France Football) some promising news regarding whether Verratti may be able to suit up against Switzerland.

“He has continued his rehabilitation since day one at Coverciano, and we have not encountered any problems,” Ferretti said. “He still has the last corner, namely to resume with the group, with efforts closer to those of the competition.

“The entire care process was shared with Dr. [Christophe] Baudot and PSG.”

Italy’s coaching staff will surely not rush Verratti back to in-game action, especially as he has been sidelined for the past month due to his knee issue.

If Verratti will not be able to go against Switzerland on Wednesday, Mancini may rely on Nicolo Barella and Manuel Locatelli to once again lead Italy’s midfield setup.

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