Italy: Injury Crisis Before Euro 2024!

Italy is facing a challenging end to their preparation for Euro 2024, just days before their opening match against Albania. The team is plagued by numerous injuries, causing concern among fans and experts alike. Nicolò Fagioli, who is dealing with a muscle injury, trained separately from the group on Tuesday, despite the Squadra Azzurra already being at their hotel in Germany. Nicolò Barella, who missed Italy’s two friendly matches due to muscle fatigue, has shown no signs of improvement either.

The situation took a turn for the worse during the first training session at the Iserlohn stadium when another player, Davide Frattesi, had to cut his session short. According to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Frattesi started the session by warming up with his teammates, including long runs and short sprints. However, he approached coach Luciano Spalletti for a brief discussion before heading back to the locker room, unable to continue training. This adds to Italy’s growing list of absent players, including Francesco Acerbi, Nicolò Zaniolo, Giorgio Scalvini, and Domenico Berardi.

With the Euro 2024 tournament fast approaching, Italy’s coaching staff faces a race against time to get their key players fit and ready for the competition. Fans are hoping for a speedy recovery for the injured players so that Italy can put forward their best performance on the European stage. Stay tuned for more updates on Italy’s injury situation as the tournament progresses.