Italy forward Borini tears muscle; out 2-3 weeks

Newly called up Italy forward Fabio Borini is out for two to

three weeks after tearing a muscle in his left leg while playing

for Roma at the weekend.

The 20-year-old Borini has scored nine goals for Roma this

season, most of them coming in the past three months.

Last month, Borini made his Italy debut in a 1-0 friendly loss

to the United States.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli may include Borini in his 23-man

squad for the European Championship – since starting forwards

Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi are working their way back from

long-term health problems.

Cassano is recovering from minor heart surgery, while Rossi had

knee surgery in October.

Borini’s injury occurred in a 2-1 loss to AC Milan on

Saturday.