Gattuso cleared for training return
Combative AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been cleared to return to training more than two months after seriously injuring an eye.
Gattuso has been battling a nerve problem affecting his left eye and hasn't played since colliding with teammate Alessandro Nesta in the Serie A on Sept. 9.
Gattuso had a checkup Wednesday and Milan says, ''notable progression was seen and the footballer received the definitive OK to participate in training with the squad.''
A key member of the Italy squad which won the 2006 World Cup, Gattuso retired from international football following the team's first-round exit from last year's tournament in South Africa.