Italy defender Giorgio
Chiellini returned to training on Monday after a thigh injury
and could be in contention for the Euro 2012 semi-final against
Germany, the Italian football federation said in a statement.
The centre-back missed Sunday's quarter-final with England
because of the injury but is hoping to return to the starting
line-up in Warsaw on Thursday.
Leonardo Bonucci performed manfully in Chiellini's place and
his Juventus team mate 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
Abate's possible absence against Germany would be a
blow given fellow right-back Christian Maggio is suspended.
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