Pellegrini injured in training, Italy requires his replacement

Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini has suffered a muscle injury and will miss Euro 2020, while Gaetano Castrovilli could replace him.

Pellegrini was previously suspended during the last two friendlies, but that was not enough as, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, he suffered a new injury during yesterday’s training session at Coverciano.

The 24-year-old underwent medical tests in the morning, which showed a muscle injury.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, FIGC asked UEFA to replace Pellegrini with Gaetano Castrovilli who has already arrived at Coverciano.

The Fiorentina midfielder will train with the Azzurri waiting for the green light of UEFA.

FIGC has officially submitted a request to replace the Roma midfielder.

“FIGC has submitted a request to UEFA regarding the possibility of replacing Lorenzo Pellegrini, who, in training yesterday, suffered an injury,” the official statement reads.