Trap: Inzaghi highly doubtful for opener
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Inzaghi pulled up with an injury in Italy's warm-up game against Kashima Antlers, and although fears of serious damage have been allayed - it seems the Milan star will not feature in the opening game.
"It is extremely doubtful whether Inzaghi will be fit for the game again Ecuador, but it is very probable that he will be fit for the second game against Croatia," said coach Giovanni Trapattoni.
Italian medical chief Doctor Ferretti also was confident of a speedy return.
"Inzaghi will rest until Tuesday," said Ferretti. "But I am confident that he will resume full training by the end of the week."
Meanwhile Inzaghi's Milan tam-mate Massimo Ambrosini has been put on stand-by by the coach, and will be called up should Inzaghi exacerbate his knock.