Italy's Chiellini returns to training
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini returned to training on Monday after a thigh injury and could be in contention for the Uefa Euro 2012™ semifinal against Germany, the Italian football federation said in a statement.
The centre back missed Sunday's quarterfinal with England because of the injury but is hoping to return to the starting lineup in Warsaw on Thursday.
Leonardo Bonucci performed manfully in Chiellini's place and his Juventus teammate faces a fight to reclaim the jersey.
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi and right back Ignazio Abate went off with muscle injuries against England and are due to have scans. Abate's possible absence against Germany would be a blow given fellow right back Christian Maggio is suspended.