Italy defender De Sciglio ruled out of England match with thigh injury
JUN 13, 2014 4:19a ET
The AC Milan player sustained a leg injury during Thursday's training session and was taken to a nearby hospital to have an MRI.
"Defender Mattia De Sciglio, after today's (Thursday) training session in Portobello (Mangaritiba), has sustained a muscle strain in his left thigh," Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci said.
"The player underwent this afternoon an MRI at Angra dos Reis and the test has revealed an oedema in his left femoral biceps.
"De Sciglio will not be available for the first game against England."
The Azzurri can make a substitution because of an injury 24 hours prior to their World Cup debut.
De Sciglio has been ruled out for the Group D opener but is expected to recover in time for the clash with Costa Rica on June 20.
Prandelli will have the rest of his players available after Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti recovered from flu.
The Italians travel to Manaus on Friday morning and will train at the Amazonia Arena later that day, the venue for Saturday's encounter.