Aquilani leaves Italy’s squad with head injury

Midfielder Alberto Aquilani has left Italy’s training camp due

to a head injury.

Aquilani was injured in the first half of a 3-0 win over Estonia

in a European Championship qualifier on Friday and made a brief

visit to a local hospital. He was quickly discharged and rejoined

the squad to return to the Azzurri’s training base in Florence but

was then sent home.

Coach Cesare Prandelli did not immediately call up a replacement

for the friendly against Ireland in Liege, Belgium, on Tuesday.

However, Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna was added to the squad.