Lorenzo Pellegrini and Matteo Politano Leave Italy Camp With Injuries Ahead of England Clash

Last Updated: September 20, 2022, 18:23 IST

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Midfielder Pellegrini played on with thigh pain during Roma’s 1-0 home loss to Atalanta at the weekend and he was sent home after tests at Italy’s Coverciano training centre. Politano was substituted with a sprained ankle shortly after scoring in Napoli’s win over title rivals AC Milan on Sunday and coach Roberto Mancini decided not to risk further aggravating the injury

Lorenzo Pellegrini and Matteo Politano left the Italy camp with injuries on Tuesday ahead of the European champions’ Nations League match with England.

Midfielder Pellegrini played on with thigh pain during Roma’s 1-0 home loss to Atalanta at the weekend and he was sent home after tests at Italy’s Coverciano training centre.

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Politano was substituted with a sprained ankle shortly after scoring in Napoli’s win over title rivals AC Milan on Sunday and coach Roberto Mancini decided not to risk further aggravating the injury.

The pair drop out a day after Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti was forced out of contention with a calf injury.

Mancini has called up Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi, Sampdoria forward Manolo Gabbiadini and youngster Salvatore Esposito, who plays for SPAL in Serie B.

Mancini’s team host England at the San Siro on Friday and then travel to League A, Group C leaders Hungary three days later with a chance of qualifying for the finals in March.

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