Andrea Barzagli will miss the group stage of Euro 2012.
The Italy centre back has left his country with a dilemma ahead of their opener with Spain.
“We could change a player 24 hours before the Euros. But we will try to get him fit,” the Italy team doctor, Enrico Castellacci, told Italian media.
“We are confident he can recover but in any case he would not be available in the first phase.”