Perrotta doubt for Italy
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Simone Perrotta is a major doubt for Italy for their World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.Simone Perrotta is a major doubt for Italy's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Saturday.
The Roma midfielder is suffering from a bruised right leg and Azzurri doctors will monitor his progress over the coming days.
Should medical staff decide that he will not be able to face Belarus in Italy's second qualifier then Perrotta will be allowed to leave the squad.
Coach Marcello Lippi would then call-up a replacement for the 26-year-old midfielder, although as yet the tactician is hoping Perrotta will pull through.
Perrotta had scans on the injury on Tuesday that showed no exterior damage, although the injury is preventing him from training and moving his leg correctly.