Roma midfielder Simone Perrotta is a doubt for Euro 2008 after picking up a calf injury in the Coppa Italia Final last night.
Perrotta was included in Roberto Donadoni’s provisional 24-man squad and had been told that he would definitely be going to Austria and Switzerland.
But last night turned from pleasure into pain for the former Chievo man who injured his calf after scoring the Giallorossi’s winning goal against Inter in Rome.
The 30-year-old limped off to be replaced by Matteo Brighi and there are concerns that he may not be fit for the tournament this summer.
Donadoni has to remove one man from his squad by Wednesday at midday – this player will be a stand-by and won’t travel to the European Championship unless there is an injury.
Fiorentina’s Riccardo Montolivo had been widely seen as the favourite to miss the cut, but Perrotta must now nervously await test results.
The gifted midfielder, who has 41 Azzurri caps to his name, will see the national team's doctor tonight to discover more about the extent of his problem.
Source: C4 Football Italia